As you know here at Barnaby’s Brewhouse our organic lagers are certified by the Soil Association which means we achieve the high standards of food quality demanded by them. We pride ourselves on using an ethical and efficient approach to our brewing process. This begins with the spring water from Riverford Organic Dairy Farm fields, our spent grain is then fed back to the cows, used hops are composted, yeast slurry to the pigs our waste water runs into a reed bed and our electricity is from a solar panels bank on the farm.
Being organic (did we mention we were suitable for vegans too?!) means a lot to us and we are supporting Organic September. This article from The Soil Association really does clarify why choosing organic can benefit you and your environment.
Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means more wildlife! Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world.
Food you can trust
Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law.
Fewer pesticides – Almost 300 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming and are often present in non-organic food.
No artificial colourings or preservatives – Hydrogenated fats and controversial artificial food colours and preservatives are banned under organic standards.
Always free range – Organic means the very highest standards of animal welfare. Organic animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers.
Avoid antibiotics – In organic farming systems, animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics and wormers common in intensive livestock farming.
Better for wildlife – Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies – there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms!
Better for the planet – Organic means working with nature, not against it. No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, or protect natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils.