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Organic farming (Environment)
Daniel Gielty runs Organic Dan, a family-run farm close to Peat Moss in Lancashire. It has been a working farm for over 100 years and mainly provides fruit and vegetables for the Riverford box scheme.
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.