Organic Makes a Difference!|
The world’s public is voting with their feet. Eating and drinking organic does make a difference.
How does Juniper Green Organic Gin make a difference?
In 1998, UK companies used 50,000 tonnes1 of grain in the production of Gin and Vodka.
All of us strive for pure clean air, yet all the time our air is under threat.
- Chlorothalonil is one of the most widely used fungicides and according to the US Environmental Protection Agency is a possible cause of cancer.2
- Our air is contaminated with air born particles
every time any type of chemical spray is used.
- Organic products use no artificial chemicals.
Clean water is at the heart of our survival. Yet chemicals draining off grain fields endanger humans and wildlife.
- Lindane is a seed treatment, frequently found in UK estuarine water, freshwater and ground water at levels above Environmental Quality standards.3 It is a possible cause of cancer4 and has been reported in human milk in countries worldwide.5
- Isoprotuon & Diflufenican are Herbicides that have been found in 17% of surface water at levels that exceed EU standards. It is harmful to fish, aquatic invertebrates and plant life.6
- Organic products use no artificial Herbicides or seed treatments.
We all take our hormones for granted, yet chemicals sprayed on non-organic grain could be disrupting them in the short and medium term, creating long term effects we can only guess at.
Fonofos is a seed treatment. It is an organophosphorus pesticide, which may have short or medium term effects on human and animal hormone systems. It is extremely toxic and is classified as a poison.7
Lindane is a potential endocrine disrupting chemical,8 which means it may disrupt human hormonal systems. It is soluble in fat and bio accumulates in the food chain.9
Organic products do not use artificial Insecticides or Seed Treatments.
Sports and business today require intense focus and 100% commitment, chemicals sprayed on grain are feared to be disrupting the human nervous systems.
Dimethoate is an Insecticide. It is potentially harmful to the human nervous system. It is broad spectrum, which means it is dangerous to many non-target species.10
Tri-Allate is a Herbicide, which is potentially dangerous to the human nervous system. Operators must wear protective clothing. Many uses for it have been revoked. Yet still it is used.11
Organic products do not use artificial Insecticides or Herbicides.
1. All figures used are taken from Pesticide Usage Survey Report 141: Arable Farm Crops In Great Britain 1996. Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Foods (MAFF). 1997 ref PB3330.
2. US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs List of Chemicals evaluated for carcinogenic potential. EPA, Washington DC Feb 1997.
3. Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment 1995. Environment Agency, London, March 1997.
4. Some halogenated hydrocarbons. Evaluation of the Carcinogenic risk of chemicals to humans. LARC monographs vol.20.
5. Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment 1995. Environment Agency, London, March 1997.
6. Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment 1995. Environment Agency, London, March 1997.
7. UK Pesticide Guide 1999(Ed.R.Whitehead.) CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon/BCPC, Farnham, Surrey.
8. Priority list of Substances with endocrine-disrupting characteristics (Environment Agency). ENDS Report 276 January 1998.
9. Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment 1995. Environment Agency, London, March 1997.
10. Dimethoate. MAFF Evaluation document 30. MAFF/PSD, York, October 1990:and Evaluation document 86 MAFF/PSD November 1993.
11. Review of Tri-Allate. MAFF/PSD press release July 1999.