What are Organic Standards?

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There is an old joke that says the great thing about standards is that there are so many of them, and certainly many people not familiar with the organic movement can find it difficult to work out what is and what isn’t organic.

The Soil Association website has a useful section on organic standards, and they provide a clear concise explanation of organic standards, – “The Soil Association is one of only a very few of these bodies that have chosen to set standards that are higher than the EU minimum in several areas such as GM, animal welfare and nature conservation.”