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Organic farming (Environment)
Andrew and Claire Head have taken up a 530-acre tenancy on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. Trading as Cedar Organic, they sell their own organic beef, lamb, chicken and eggs direct from the farm, through local markets and businesses.
Organic agriculture recognises the relationship between our environment, our health and the food we eat. As well as high animal welfare standards, organics avoids the use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers and helps to revitalize the earth. And, because organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming, it means a smaller carbon footprint for the environment. Lending in this sector varies from dairy and meat, to forestry and fruit.