Organic food is seen as food which is produced more naturally and ideally without the aid of chemicals.
However, not all definitions of “organic” are necessarily consistent.
As MyEChef is not an expert in the area of organic farming we have added some links to a couple of sites better equipped to guide you.
The quotation below has been taken directly from ww.gov.uk and a link has been provided to the whole site relating to Defra.
Organic food production involves:
- avoiding artificial fertilisers and pesticides;
- using crop rotation and other forms of husbandry to maintain soil fertility;
- controlling weeds, pesticides and diseases using husbandry techniques and where necessary approved materials to control pests and diseases;
- using a limited number of approved products and substances where necessary in the processing of organic food.”
Link to the above quotation: https://www.gov.uk/organic-systems-and-standards-in-farming#organic-farming
Other useful links are firstly, the Soil Association – http://www.soilassociation.org
Her Majesty’s Government site – https://www.gov.uk/organic-certification-and-standards