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Organic farming (Environment)
Bernard and Alison Worth farm 925 acres at Lower Twitchen farm in Devon and have been farming in the area for over 20 years. They run three operations, dairy farming, contracting and direct milk sales.
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.