Organic products are grown without the use of artificial fertilisers, growth hormones or routine antibiotics. Organic farming relies upon good crop rotation, manure and compost improved soils, hand weeding and organic pest control, producing superior quality and flavour. Although pesticide quantities absorbed through consumption of non-organic foods is very small, they accumulate over time.
Pesticides absorbed from food are linked to many health problems such as asthma, nerve damage, birth defects, genetic mutation and cancer.
Organic farming keeps animals healthier as the use of drugs is restricted. Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, E.Coli and Listeria are rare in organically grown foods.