Facts - Organic, biodynamic & sustainability

image from:  The Archibull

image from: The Archibull

What do organic & biodynamic mean?

Organic means that no synthetic chemicals, pesticides or genetically modified organisms are used in the production of a product. Organic producers are often smaller family farmers, so by purchasing organic produce you are supporting them and the local economy as well as the environment.

Biodynamic is similar to organic in that no chemicals are used. It is a developed practice where the farm exists as a single entity without the need for outside input.  

What does sustainabilty mean?

Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. 

”...leave the world better than you found it, take no more than you need, try not to harm life or the environment, make amends if you do.” PaulHawkin’sEcology of Commerce

"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations." [www.epa.gov/sustainability

Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fibre, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. 
(Grace Communications Foundation - http://www.sustainabletable.org/246/sustainable-agriculture-the-basics)

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