Most people buy organically-grown food products because they are concerned about pesticides, additives, antibiotics or other chemical residues.
Organic farmers and food producers grow and produce food without using synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers. They do not use genetically modified (GM) components or expose food to irradiation.
Animal welfare and environmental sustainability are important issues for organic farmers. The term ‘organic’ can also cover animal products. For example, eggs certified as organic are free range, rather than from caged (battery) hens.
You may or may not be aware that OrganicBox is heavily invested in now growing as much as our own Certified Organic and Freshcare Certified produce for the boxes as possible, but when we can't pick or pack our own OrganicBox always aims to source local SA produce, groceries and meats where we can.
Read on to learn more about supporting local organic farmers...
Would you like some advice on how to keep your fresh organic produce fresh for longer? Read on for some great tips and tricks below…
Millions of tonnes of household food waste go to landfill every year. The majority of this is fruit and veggies. This is an expensive waste of food and produces methane, which is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Finding additional uses for your produce and understanding the storage needs of your produce can help you to reduce the waste and do your part for the environment. Please read on to find out how!