I want to explain in more detail why I have created this organic
directory and how it can help you. I am a vegetarian and try
my hardest to only eat organic foods, I do this because in this
modern society there are many harmful mass produced, genetically
modified foods. I feel that if you mess around with nature there
is surly to be a nasty outcome! I prefer not to take this chance
and I urge others to do the same.
There has been so many times when I've gone on holiday or
on an outing and have had so much trouble finding organic shops
and places to eat. I have spent many an hour walking round unfamiliar
cities and towns looking for organic shops etc. This has annoyed
me so much that I have decided to do something about it. Not
just for myself but for all those people who are in the same
position as me. This is for you - an organic directory, giving
you addresses and descriptions and sometimes URL's of organic
shops, markets, restaurants, pubs, farms and specialists. I do
hope this will save you from the trauma which I faced.
Also if you are someone wanting to eat more organic food and
don't know of any organic shops, farms etc in your area. All
you have to do is click on the county you live in (or the city
- because I have included a few very large cities also) and a
list of organic shops, organic farms, organic restaurants, organic
bakeries and many more different places to buy organic produce
will appear. This directory is growing all the time and I am
sure that I will keep on adding many more organic shops etc for
a long time. Don't despair if the county you live in doesn't
have many entries a present, it will grow so please check back
on a fairly regular basis.
If you have any suggestions regarding this site and its contents,
please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be very pleased
to hear from you. I intend to grow this site into a great organic
resource, I will include articles etc. about all related topics.
If you have any articles or just your views on organic farming/commercial
farming. please send them to me. This will help me to turn this
small directory into a large informative resource.
Thank you in advance
Verdict on GM Crop - 22.03.05
The worlds most comprehensive field trials on GM crops have
had their final report. The findings are that oil seed rape varieties
would harm the environment and wildlife!
The GM trials for Britain's largest crop, winter oil seed
rape, are finally in. The report shows that the environment and
wildlife would suffer if this crop was grown in the UK. This
may end the biotech industry's hopes of having GM crops of this
kind in the future.
The government have been keen to introduce GM crops throughout
the UK, however after these results of the biggest most comprehensive
crop study in the world, they may have to think twice. The findings
from the report show that it would be very detrimental to the
countryside if these GM crops were grown in the UK. The company
that own the patent on GM oil seed rape that has and is still
being tested have now said that they are not going ahead with
the crop in Europe.
As you would expect the conservatives have taken advantage
of this situation by announcing that the conservative party would
not allow GM crops to be grown in Britain, unless it could be
proved that they were safe.
The trials results were published at the Royal Society yesterday.
These trials started before the last election when there was
a great amount of objection by the public to GM crops.
The government tackled this backlash by saying they would
run extensive trials on GM and non-GM crops to see the results.
The trials would test the effect on the environment and the wildlife
such as bees, bugs, butterflies, weeds and other farmland wildlife.
Field were planted with half GM and half non-GM crops to compare
To read the article in the Guardian please - Click
Why go Organic?
There are many reason why you should eat organic food, and
here are just a few:
- Did you know that the average apple grown on a conventional
farm has from 20 to 30 different poisons in its skin, even after
you wash it. Non-Organic produce can cause health issues such
as osteoporosis, migraines, heart disease and hyperactivity,
this is because it contains food additives that can be harmful
in many ways.
- There is an average of 50% more vitamins, minerals and enzymes
contained in fresh organic produce. Vitamins such as 'C' and
other important minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and
chromium, and also cancer fighting anti-oxidants. Over 400 types
of pesticides that are used in conventional farming leave residues
in the produce that we then eat. There have been instances of
pesticide residues found in baby food, apples, bread, dried fruit,
celery and chips - this is wrong, do you want to feed your baby
poisons that may be potentially harmful?
- You can avoid genetically modified (GM) by eating organic
produce, surely this can only be a good thing.
- If you want to protect your family's health then eating organic
is essential, especially if you eat dairy products and meat.
Farm animals and dairy cows that have been intensively-reared
are fed a very dangerous mixture of drugs. These drugs include
antibiotics, hormones, ant-parasite drugs and many others - all
on a daily basis and even when they aren't ill. When we then
eat these products we consume these poisons, surely this must
be a contributing factor to the increase of meat related illness
such as coronaries and high blood pressure.
- BES has never been reported in organic cattle - ever in the
- There are no hidden costs, it costs British tax payers £120
million to remove chemicals from drinking water, which is mainly
a result of pesticides used in farming.
- Organic food such as fruit is full of juice and flavour,
in comparison to conventionally farmed fruit is is simply better.
This is not just fruit all organic produce tastes better. Also
there are many different types of organic produce to try, for
example there are 100 different types of potatoes grown in the
UK alone - and that's just potatoes!
- Soil erosion is also a big contributing factor to a fall
of up to 70% of wild birds in some areas, a near extinction of
beautiful butterflies, frogs, grass snakes, and wild mammals.
Also the destruction of ancient hedgerows, and this is all due
to conventional farming.
- Organic farms have strict standards to comply to, these standards
are set by the UK government. All organic farms are inspected
at least once a year which makes the produce from organic farms
- Some of you may think that organic produce is more expensive,
but this is not the case. Because we pay for conventional foods
through our taxes and spend billions of pounds every year cleaning
up the mess that agricultural chemicals make to our water supply.
Also the BSE crisis cost this country alone 4 billion pounds,
so if you choose organic you are opting for a more cost effective
- There are much higher instances of cancer, respiratory problems
and other major diseases in intensive farm workers. Agricultural
chemical farms growing cotton or farms in developing countries
are particularly prone to ill farm workers.
- Even if the reason for you going organic is because you want
your children and grandchildren to be able to visit and play
in the countryside - do it for the sake of them!
- Hormones, Nitrates and Pesticides all Found in Animal Products
- Meat, fish and eggs are full of poisons and toxins, hormones,
nitrates and pesticides. Commercially raised animal products
contain these poisons (they are also in commercially grown fruit,
vegetables and grains). If you eat organically grown produce
you can avoid all these chemicals, but if you don't you too are
digesting these poisons.
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