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Organic farming (Environment)
John and his family have farmed at Brockhole farm in Devon for over 70 years, primarily raising organic beef and sheep. A Triodos bank loan has helped them purchase 40 acres of farmland for conversion to organic cereal production.
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.