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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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25. Plan-it organic

Organic. The best food you can buy for your family – or just a big con?

The organic question is really difficult to cover as a single subject because it encompasses such a wide range of produce and issues – but here’s a basic guide.

What does ‘organic’ really mean?

Organic farming methods are designed to produce food whilst maximising the health of the environment and of livestock on the farm. The use of artificial fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides are severely restricted and animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers that are more common in intensive livestock farming. Genetically modified (GM) crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards. The result is produce that contains ...

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