National Organic Month is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming.
By supporting biodiversity and wildlife, we can help to create a healthier and more sustainable environment for everyone. Additionally, organic farming is a powerful tool in the fight against climate change, as it helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable land use practices.
And let’s not forget about the high standards of animal welfare that come with organic farming – it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved! So, if you’re looking for a way to impact the world positively, consider supporting organic food and farming this September and beyond.
How national organic month began
In the early 1900s, the organic movement was born as a reaction to modern agriculture’s increasing use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides. A handful of farmers banded together and created different organizations, such as Demeter International in Germany.
Demeter International aims to promote biodynamic farming and established the first certification program.
Other emerging groups were the Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society, the Soil Association in the United Kingdom, and Rodale Press in the United States. These organizations eventually united to form the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM) in 1972.
Eating organic on the go
Eating organic can initially seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Little things like prepping meals and snacks the night before can make a huge difference.
You can stay on track using your Ticket Restaurant card from Edenred to pay for meals at local eateries, restaurants, grocery stores, health food stores, and through food-delivery apps.
Ticket Restaurant can also contribute to employee retention and productivity by ensuring workers’ access to healthy food.
If you’re looking for creative ways to keep yourself and your team healthy in and out of the office, Edenred is here to help. Book a meeting with us today to get started.