Why Organic Food?
The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products etc.. Organic farming is a system that seeks to provide you, the consumer, with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution.
The important principles of organic farming are crop rotation (so that on-site resources are used efficiently),
no chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, antibiotics and other substances, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Research shows that organically-produced foods are higher in antioxidants and other nutrients than their conventional counterparts.
Any product labeled as organic must be certified. Wherever today's consumers choose to buy or eat organic products, they should be able to have confidence that these comply with strict EU rules. Products that do not meet these standards may not be referred to as organic or bear the EU's organic logo or a national equivalent.
For more information about organic farming please visit http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/