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Organic Food

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Organic food constitutes a relatively small but growing part of the food supply in many countries, including Ireland.

The aim of this leaflet is to provide objective information about organic food in Ireland while answering some of the more common questions on this topic.

Organic food is the product of an agricultural farming system that places a strong emphasis on environmental protection and animal welfare. While organic and non-organically produced food may appear very similar, the systems of farming involved in their production can be very different. Food can only be labelled and marketed as organic when produced on a farm certified as organic and inspected by an official certification body.