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What is organic food

After World War 2 and years of food shortages, governments in Europe encouraged their farmers to produce more food by starting to use chemicals (such as artificial fertilisers, pesticides, antibiotics and other drugs) to prevent disease. Now, however, more and more people are turning away from this and demanding organic food – grown by farmers who care for animals and the environment and don’t use artificial chemicals.

To be called ‘organic’, food has to be grown following strict rules. In particular, organic farmers:


Many organic farmers and companies try to ensure that their whole organisation is as sustainable as possible. For example, they recycle and reuse waste products, choose environmentally-friendly transport and try to source ingredients locally.

Visit this organic food website

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