Why organic food should be top of the menu in our post-covid world

Covid-19 has shaken our complacency about where our food comes from to the core. Research shows that people do not want to just return to how things were before, and many of us say we want to make better choices that will support people, animals and our environment.  

But how do we put words into action? As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, simply choosing to eat more organic food can offer an easy, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives.

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18 Easy Ways to support Organic September

As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, choosing organic can offer a simple, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives. This month, the Organic September movement aims to draw attention to the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include supporting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, providing the highest standards of animal welfare, and reducing exposure to pesticides.

These are some of my favourite ways you can show your support this month, from drinking organic wine, to eating out in local restaurants, and getting back to nature.

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Cardiff residents growing their own fruit & veg during lockdown

Almost 14,000 plants, seeds and growing kits are being distributed during lockdown as part of a city-wide campaign to encourage people to grow their own vegetables. A team of 70 volunteers across 16 projects will reach over 3,000 households with seeds or plants, with more than 100 people joining online growing classes.

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Food Waste falls at Home during Coronavirus lockdown

A new WRAP study shows that householders have become more resourceful in managing their food during the Coronavirus lockdown – from using up cupboard stocks, to meal planning, freezing leftovers and batch-cooking. Meanwhile, in Cardiff, a new online food information hub details the ways that people can be part of a city-wide response to the crisis; whether that’s by supporting local food businesses, volunteering to feed the local community, reducing food waste or growing food at home.

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