This new report form Newcastle is another positive pointer for organic foods. Organic farming continues to play an important role in our business and is really important to our customers. The issues raised in this report mostly tie in with those we have raised in the Waitrose Farm assessment and the current drive in conventional agriculture to reduce inputs of both nitrogen and pesticides.
We have known for some time that farming methods do affect final quality. As a grower or researcher with the Waitrose supply chain we need to push on with new research while also applying what we already know.
The full report is available on the British Journal of Nutrition website.
The soil association have also written an article outlining their views on the research, this can be downloaded from the Soil Association website.