We don’t need to say it, but this year has been an absolute rollercoaster. From all that has taken place since February, this year has brought our attention to the importance of not only maintaining our personal health, but our planet too. After all, this is our home!
Protecting the ground that we walk on is a duty handed to the Soil Association, a UK charity focused on building a healthier future in both food and farming.
As the protectors of our soil, the Soil Association has dedicated the month of September towards driving awareness around the important aspects of organic farming to help combat climate change.
Organic farming goes hand-in-hand with living an eco-conscious lifestyle. By encouraging the use of natural substances and processes, organic farming tends to have little impact on the environment. It’s all about making the most out of what we already have, naturally.
Along with the help of the Soil Association and EU Organic Regulations, implementing this switch is simpler than you think!
What makes a product organic?
In order to be classified as an organic product, certain procedures and standards need to be met. In Europe, these products need to be certified by registered bodies first, before being able to label themselves as ‘organic’.
This means complying with the highest possible standards of animal welfare and protecting not only the environment, but the wildlife too.
Currently in the UK, these certifications are approved by the Soil Association Certification Limited, and sometimes can be influenced by the Soil Association.
According to the EU Organic Regulation, these standards include:
- Producing food using natural substances and processes
- Meeting specific behavioural needs of animals and encouraging a high standard of animal welfare
- Using energy and resources responsibly
- Preserving regional ecological balances
- Enhancing soil fertility
- Maintaining water quality
Farming methods and what we put into our soil is the crux of taking care of Mother Earth. See it as: what we put in, we get out.
Which is why organic farming doesn’t make use of artificial fertilisers. Plants are nourished naturally, and the soil needs to be kept healthy. This goes along with using fewer pesticides, which can contain harsh chemicals that kill pests and weeds. It’s a sort of co-dependent relationship: the soil needs to be healthy to continue growing, and we need the soil to grow our organic products.
Our organically grown ingredients
At BeYou, all of our CBD is grown organically, by using natural fertilisers and applying strict farming methods.
We provide a complete product analysis of every batch of CBD products distributed, which you can find with our CBD batch testing. Not only is our CBD organically-grown, but each batch of CBD is also 100% tested and safe!
This goes along with the plant-life of our Monthly Patches! After all, the two key-ingredients are Menthol and Eucalyptus – which we owe credit to, for providing us with the 'cooling tingle' our Patches are best known for!
Each of these key ingredients are collected through organic farming in India, which is home to 30% of the total organic producers in the world! Which is why we trust them so much!
Although organic farming may directly relate to the procedure of taking care of our Earth, the standards also cover the welfare and living conditions of animals - after all, this too influences the natural balance of our environment and climate change.
We pride ourselves on the fact that the Vegan Society has approved our all-natural Monthly Patches and that we are completely cruelty free and don’t contain any nasty animal-derived ingredients!
At the end of the day, it comes down to knowing what’s in your basket. This may require a little research along the way, but it’s knowledge that is going to support our climate.
Apart from consciously purchasing from–and in therein supporting–organisations or businesses that take the necessary steps to provide organic products and sustainable methods, a large step of accountability needs to be taken by larger powers too.
Until we get there, your conscious decision to switch to one organic product in your basket a week, has more power than you may realise!