More and more people are thinking more about where their food comes from, and are making the choice to eat organic when possible. Windmill Wholefoods has been in business since 1991, selling high-quality food in Merseryside. Our range of organic fruit is the best in the area.
What Is Organic Fruit?
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While the regulations do vary from country to country, here in the UK, organic food is the product of a farming system that avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation.
Organic agriculture is about a way of farming that pays close attention to nature by using fewer chemicals on the land such as artificial fertilisers, which can pollute waterways. It means more wildlife and biodiversity, the absence of veterinary medicines such as antibiotics in rearing livestock and the avoidance of genetic modification. Organic farming can also offer benefits for animal welfare, as animals are required to be kept in more natural, free-range conditions.
Why Organic Fruit?
There are lots of good reasons to eat organic fruit. If you have questions or want to try out our range to see the difference for yourself, call into our Merseyside store.
Organic fruits often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than conventionally-grown fruits and people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives may find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
Organic fruit contains fewer pesticides. Chemicals such as synthetic fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat.
Organic fruit is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.
Organic farming tends to be better for the environment. Organic farming practices are designed to reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without synthetic pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
Organic food is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.
There are all kinds of good reasons to buy organic fruit. Whether you’re concerned about the number of chemicals that get into your diet, you want the food you eat to have less of an impact on the environment, or your want to ensure you’re getting the freshest, tastiest fruit you possibly, then buying organic fruit from us in Merseyside is the best way to go.
Windmill Wholefoods is an independent organic wholefood shop and workers' co-operative. We sell a wide range of fresh organic fruit and vegetables, organic whole foods, ethical and fairtrade foods, and eco-friendly household and body care products.