I'm a food lover; in fact I live for food! I enjoy the whole process of planning meals, buying the ingredients and then the cooking/preparing (not that I'm very good at that part though). The trouble is I find it really hard to find produce that is local, free-range and organic. But what does that actually mean? How can I be sure that what I buy is what I'm expecting?
Let's start with the term "organic" - it's a fairly new term, that's been flying about recently but is it actually new? The answer to that is certainly not! Organic farming has been happening for generations; it's just with the introduction of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, amongst other modern farming practices (which began in the early 20th century) that the term has been used to separate this type of farming practice.