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WHAT IS ORGANIC

Organic farmers build healthy soils and help to combat climate change, and organic foods are grown without the use of genetic modification or chemical treatments like fertilisers or pesticides.

But organic is about so much more than the way food is grown and brought to our table.

We believe organic is a holistic way of life, supporting families and farmers, combating climate change, empowering communities, and underpins our commitment to providing healthy and delicious food for every home. Organic practices are the foundation for preserving precious natural resources, caring for animals, ecosystems and biodiversity, and offering a sustainable future for the planet.

Fertile soil, abundant agriculture, nutrient rich food – it’s simply our promise to inspire healthier families and nurture a healthy planet.

Why BUY organic

You’ll probably be familiar with the main reason people from all walks of life, switch to organic food. They don’t want residues from chemical sprays or fertilisers used in the growing process to appear in the food they eat and serve to their families.

But there’s other reasons it makes sense to choose organic, whether you’re growing your own produce, buying ingredients and products to cook with at home, or enjoying a meal out.

Because organic farmers grow food in good quality soil, and avoid things like synthetic sprays, fertilisers and hormones during production, the food they produce is nutrient rich and bursting with natural flavour. They often sell through local outlets and farmers markets too, which promotes close ties between families, growers and their communities.

Here's why we believe in supporting organic and natural whole foods.

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How food is grown

Organic producers eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, and the Soil and Health Association says residues from many types of pesticides have been found in recent tests of food that is not grown organically. Buying organic is the best way to avoid potentially adverse effects pesticides– but also to avoid genetically modified inputs that may also carry a risk of harm to our health. Avoiding these not only benefits organic food buyers, but the grower and their workers, too.

Caring for the earth

By growing food that doesn’t use chemical sprays, organic farmers also take care of the planet by keeping these chemicals out of the soil, waterways and air. That has a positive flow on effect not only to humans, but to species whose habitats include these waterways. Part of caring for these habitats is promoting protection of ecosystems and cultivating biodiversity. And by protecting soil health, organic producers look to preserve the levels of minerals and micronutrients in it and avoid deficiencies of these in their produce.

Strengthening communities

Organic gardeners often have sales channels that support local production and local buying – they might run help set up a community or school garden, or they might sell through a farmers market in their area. Sourcing or buying produce from these outlets is a good way to support producers in your neighbourhood and to have get information directly from the grower about how the food is produced. As a result, organic food is made more accessible to families. If you’re a parent, you might also want to use trips to the farmer’s market or community garden as a chance to talk to you children about how organic food is produced.

How food is grown

Organic producers eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, and the Soil and Health Association says residues from many types of pesticides have been found in recent tests of food that is not grown organically. Buying organic is the best way to avoid potentially adverse effects pesticides– but also to avoid genetically modified inputs that may also carry a risk of harm to our health. Avoiding these not only benefits organic food buyers, but the grower and their workers, too.

Caring for the earth

By growing food that doesn’t use chemical sprays, organic farmers also take care of the planet by keeping these chemicals out of the soil, waterways and air. That has a positive flow on effect not only to humans, but to species whose habitats include these waterways. Part of caring for these habitats is promoting protection of ecosystems and cultivating biodiversity. And by protecting soil health, organic producers look to preserve the levels of minerals and micronutrients in it and avoid deficiencies of these in their produce.

OUR ORGANIC CERTIFICATIONS

Chantal Organics has the seal of approval from New Zealand's best known organic certifiers, and all our suppliers ensure that they maintain the highest standards of organic production.


ASUREQUALITY CERTIFIED

Organic producers eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, and the Soil and Health Association says residues from many types of pesticides have been found in recent tests of food that is not grown organically. Buying organic is the best way to avoid potentially adverse effects pesticides– but also to avoid genetically modified inputs that may also carry a risk of harm to our health. Avoiding these not only benefits organic food buyers, but the grower and their workers, too.

BIOGRO CERTIFIED

As well as developing standards for organic businesses, it also has a range of certification modules tailored to different sectors. Its mark is licensed by over 650 clients around New Zealand and the Pacific. The Chantal Organics produce department is BioGro certified.


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