The Organic, Naturally Different Campaign
We all want good, natural food - and that's exactly what organic is all about.
But we're all busy, and although some of us do make the effort to eat organic food, the majority of us can end up buying our weekly shop without being able to give much thought to where it comes from, and what's happened to it. So we place our trust in supermarkets to stock food which is good for us and our family.
It seems that quite a few of us are confused about what the word 'organic' actually means, so today we're launching the Organic, Naturally Different Campaign to show why organic is different to non-organic food.
The Organic Debate
To get people talking about organic food, we held a lively debate with pro-organic versus sceptics, including musician Speech Debelle, journalist James Ramsden, who is also the founder of the Secret Larder Supper Club, and Craig Sams of Green & Black's fame.
The Organic Debate was followed with a tasty dinner cooked by Kerstin Rodgers, also known as MsMarmiteLover, who is behind the UK's underground restaurant and supper club movement - as well as being a passionate support of organic. What do you think about organic? Click here to join in the conversation on the thread, or see what other Mumsnetters have said
Visit our Why Choose Organic app on Facebook
As part of the Organic, Naturally Different Campaign, check out new Facebook app – Why Choose Organic with lots of information about organic, ways to get involved, plus a caption competition where you could win great prizes.
What is organic food?
Organic food is produced from farming systems which work with nature, are kind to animals, avoid the use of pesticides and prohibit synthetic fertilisers and GM ingredients. In processed food, hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG are banned. And there's lots more info about classification on the Soil Association website if you want to find out more.
The prize is for 1 lucky Mumsnetter to win a Neals Yard ‘Pamper Hamper’, worth £100. Ten runners up will each win a copy of the Discover Organic cookbook. The competition end date is 13 June. To enter, you must be: (a) A UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of posting. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of Mumsnet or Sustain or the Organic Trade Board. No purchase necessary. All entries made by posting on the thread. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or which are not received for any reason. The winners will be chosen at random from all those who have posted. The lucky winner will be notified by an e-mail from the Mumsnet team, and the prizes will then be sent by Organic UK. If Mumsnet do not receive a response to the email within two weeks, the prize will be offered to a runner-up. Mumsnet and Organic UK’s decision will be final. You can find out who has won by looking at the Mumsnet Winners' Corner. The prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize. If, for any reason, an advertised prize is not available, Mumsnet and Organic UK reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. Thank you for reading all the small print so very closely.