The Organic, Naturally Different Campaign
Organic sometimes costs a little more but it's worth it.
Your exposure to most artificial pesticides, many additives and GM will be reduced by eating organic. And you have peace of mind knowing that any animals involved in producing your food have enjoyed a more natural life.
Why you should buy organic:
- Better for nature - Organic food is grown and farmed in a way that is kinder to nature and the environment
- Great tasting - Organic food is good food bursting with flavour.
- High animal welfare - With plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow, organic animals are happier animals.
- More natural food - Organic means no GM crops and fewer artificial pesticides, no hydrogenated fats and fewer additives.
Nowadays, there's important info about our food that many of us simply just don't have time to worry about on a day-to-day basis, like where our food actually comes from, how it's made - and why it matters.
There are also misconceptions about organic food that the campaign will seek to dispel - for instance, that it's too expensive to buy (especially when we're all tightening our belts in the recession.) However, quite often the price difference is only a few pence! Factor into that buy purchasing organic, you'd be supporting organic producers, and you'll see how the campaign will encourage us to think again about the benefits of organic.
Try this delicious recipe which uses lovely, organic chicken with juicy, organic cherry tomatoes.
4 organic chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (or 8 chicken thighs)
150g Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
4 large vines of organic cherry vine tomatoes
8–10 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ tsp granulated sugar
Small handful of freshly torn basil leaves
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4.)
2. Place the chicken breasts on a non-stick baking tray and top them with the grated cheese. Season with the chopped thyme and salt and pepper.
3. Lay the vines of tomatoes around the chicken, then mix together the oil, vinegar and sugar to form a dressing.
4. Pour the dressing over the tomatoes then cook the whole lot in the oven for 20–25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the Parmesan cheese is golden.
5. Garnish with the basil leaves and serve.
* Terms and conditions for thread competition
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.
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