If you are conscious about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint through the food you eat, then eating organically could be the answer. Eating organically is a lot more beneficial to the environment versus conventional farming, as it produces less emissions and is more committed to protecting local wildlife. So whether you are concerned about pollution, biodiversity or conservation, choosing an organic diet could be the solution to helping to protect the future of the planet.

Pollution

Agriculture can produce a heavy dose of CO2 emissions. Tasks like ploughing and cropping require tractors and heavy machinery, which in turn, produces high levels of emissions and can pollute the environment. Carbon dioxide has a harmful effect on the atmosphere as it elevates the temperature of the earth, leading to melting ice caps in the arctic which are essential to the life cycle of the planet. Organic farming requires much less machinery and therefore, less CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere, this could help towards reducing the effects of global warming. Organic food is more likely to be bought and sold locally too, meaning less fuel is used to transport the produce. This leads to less vehicle usage and reduced emissions.

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Conservation

Organic food production involves less use of synthetic chemicals, meaning there is less contamination of soil and water. Conventional agriculture can toxify land and kill off plants consumed by local wildlife in their natural habitat. This then leads to less food for wild creatures and animals could potentially decrease in population. Organic farming only uses natural resources to grow their produce, which is not harmful to local wildlife and can help to conserve wild animals. The use of natural resources to grow produce and rear meat means that organic farming leads to the conservation of biodiversity.

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At Graig Farm, we pride ourselves on being an organically run farm and all of our produce is grown and reared under organic conditions. We believe that organic meat can help towards a more sustainable environment and is essential to the conservation of local wildlife. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and eat a more organic diet, why not choose from our superb selection of organic meats, including chicken, beef, pork and lamb?

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