Organic produce comes from crops that are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilisers, ionising radiation, food additives or genetic modification (GM). Meat products are not contaminated with antibiotics or growth hormones. Whereas organic food was once produced only in small quantities by local farms, its now becoming much more widely available as more people recognise the health benefits compared to conventional production methods.
"It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities." - Prince Charles
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Essence of Eden Premium Raw Organic Coconut Oil received an Award out of 700 entries in The Times & The Soil Association, Organic Food Awards 2008/09. In the ‘Store Cupboard Staples’ category, three awards were assigned. The Winner, Highly Commended and Commended. The only coconut oil to receive such an award!
Why? This is not a cold pressed oil, but a centrifuged oil, producing the very finest in flavour and texture, a pure dream to the palate! For your hair, skin, gut, toes, teeth etc. Quote promotional code "Try Me Now" when ordering www.essenceofeden.co.uk
eco cuisine is an ethically run catering business. They use British
farmers and fishermen and British and/or organic fruits and vegetables. Offering
you seasonal menus and produce, Sonya will guide you from your initial enquiry
to the day of your event. eco cuisine can offer canapes, finger/fork buffets,
hot/cold buffets, bbq's, sandwich/wrap platters, sit down meals plus staff,
drinks and equipment hire. www.eco-cuisine.co.uk
London-based foodies and celebrities have long been fans of organic supermarket Planet Organic, and with a new online site, shoppers across Europe can discover what all the hype is about. As well as stocking groceries, organic wines and beers, health and wellbeing, mother and baby and natural beauty products, planetorganic.com will also include specialist areas such as an unrivalled online selection of ‘gluten free’ and ‘free from’ products. The site also features recipes and expert advice on issues including healthy living. www.planetorganic.com
Eden Springs are the UK’s No.1 provider of water coolers and water dispensers for offices and homes. Supplying a range of bottled water coolers and mains-fed cooler units, Eden Springs UK and their coolers are certified CarbonNeutral, and they’re leading the water cooler industry in green initiatives including bottle recycling, smart delivery route planning, and participation in clean energy projects. www.edensprings.co.uk
Ethical Superstore offers fair trade and green consumer products from the world’s leading ethical brands. Ethical Superstore offers access to all the major fair trade and green brands including Cafedirect, Traidcraft, People Tree, Green & Blacks, Divine, Ecover, Freeplay, EcoZone, Solio and many more.
Viva! is Europe’s leading vegetarian and vegan campaigning organisation, and effectively works to highlight the plight of farmed animals as well as promoting the benefits – to animals, the environment and ourselves – of a vegetarian/vegan diet. www.viva.org.uk
Green & Black's started out in Portobello Road back in 1991. Today, they remain true to the original values of their business, with ethical trading and organic products. Their aim continues to be the creation of chocolate products that gives a taste experience like no other.
The Local Food Company sells top quality food produced in Devon without a Kensington price tag. All food is labelled with food miles and the company is carbon offset as well as being Winners of Green Business of the Year 2007. Corporate hampers with wow factor and ethics. Visit www.thelocalfoodcompany.co.uk for more information and to book your home delivery of Westcountry food for your cupboard and fridge.
Steenbergs Organic provide over 400 organic and FAIRTRADE spices, herbs, flavoured sugars, peppers, blends and loose leaf tea. They source the majority from producers, pack and blend in North Yorkshire in stylish glass and gift boxes. They are passionate about working in harmony with the environment and have been carbon offsetting since 2006. Their factory incorporates a number of eco features. www.steenbergs.co.uk/