All About Organic September
For the whole month of September, the Soil Association runs the Organic September campaign. Their goal is to encourage more people to try organic, and to educate them about organic food and farming.
The Soil Association is a charitable organisation. Their standards were created to gain a more detailed understanding of how ingredients are farmed – and they go deeper than those originally required by EU Organic Regulation. With higher standards than standard EU organic certification, their focus is on animal welfare, safeguarding the environment, and protecting consumers.
Mia & Ben is Soil Association certified, and we work hard to ensure that everything from our ingredients to our production and supply chain meet the standards. Our founder Karina says, “Making sure our products live up to high quality standards was always our priority. Achieving the Soil Association certification was the natural next step to make sure our products and supply chain are organic from farm to table!”
What does organic actually mean?
The Soil Association has a helpful list to explain what “organic” actually means:
- Fewer pesticides
- No artificial colours & preservatives
- Always free range
- No routine use of antibiotics
- No GM ingredients
It also means better animal welfare, and more sustainable management of land – which also has a positive impact on wildlife.
As a Soil Association certified company, we’re inspected every year to keep standards high. With our goal to give babies and children the best possible start in life, it was clear that our products had to be organic. And, beyond the nutritional aspects, it’s also important that we at Mia & Ben do the best we can for the environment and the world in which these babies will grow up!
If you’re interested in finding out more about, you can find lots of resources on the Soil Association’s website here.