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Organic farming (Environment)
In 2007 husband and wife team Sam and Rachel Holden took the bold step of leaving London for the family farm in West Wales, Bwlchwernen Fawr, to found Hafod Cheese. Six years later all the farm’s organic milk from its 65 Ayrshire cows is used for the cheese. Crafted with a century old recipe, the cheddar has a unique, rich, mellow and buttery flavour, made in the traditional way. The farm is also a Soil Association demonstration farm.
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.