Why Choose Organic?
It's becoming more of a common question than ever, particularly with the continued increase in Genetically Modified Crops and foods available. Personally I have always had the view that mother nature in its purest for is there to provide us with everything we need naturally, for great health, strong immune systems and an abundance of energy. She is also the best Pharmacy you will ever need bit this is obviously a personal view.
Many people are following a more organic lifestyle – choosing organic fruit and vegetables because they are concerned about their personal health, or that of wildlife and the planet. The term ‘organic’ is now highly regulated, therefore growers and producers cannot claim organic without certification. The Soil Association offers the highest standard in organic certification, ensuring the crops are guaranteed free from nasty chemical pesticides and fertilisers, but are also non-genetically-modified and non-irradiated.
Organic farming offers a kinder way to work with the land.
Research by an international team of experts led by Newcastle University shows organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones. Thats a huge difference in protective Nutrients!
Analysing 343 studies into the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops, the team found that a switch to eating organic fruit, vegetable and cereals – and food made from them – would provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day. The study, published in the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition, also showed significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals in organic crops. Cadmium, which is one of only four metal contaminants along with lead, arsenic and mercury for which the European Commission has set maximum permitted contamination levels in food, was found to be almost 50% lower in organic crops than conventionally-grown ones.
Why Viridian Chooses to Support Organic
As an ethical supplement company, Viridian Nutrition believes in sourcing natural ingredients and using sustainable farming methods to guarantee purity and traceability of its nutritional supplements. In fact, more than 80 products in the range are certified organic by the Soil Association, further enhancing the provenance, eco-friendliness and quality of the ingredients.
Viridian and ourselves strongly believe growing organically offers the best chance of long-term good health to people and to the planet.