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Organic farming (Environment)
Located at the foot of the Sleive Bloom Mountains in County Offaly, Ireland, Mossfield Organic Farm produces organically certifi ed gouda style cheese. Owner Ralph Haslam uses milk from his own herd of organically fed cows. The award winning cheese is aged for over eight months.
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.