All Simple System feeds are GM free and use minimal inputs. Our range of organic feeds go one step further and are certified organic by the Soil Association. By developing a range of organic feeds, Simple System are promoting lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment.
Fewer Pesticides Almost 300 pesticides can be routinely used in non-organic farming and are often present in non-organic feed. Organic farming standards, on the other hand, don't allow any synthetic pesticides and absolutely no herbicides such as Glyphosate. Organic farmers are permitted to use just 15 pesticides, derived from natural ingredients including citronella and clove oil, but only under very restricted circumstances.
No artificial chemical fertilisers Artificial chemical fertilisers are prohibited - instead organic farmers develop a healthy, fertile soil by growing and rotating a mixture of crops, adding organic matter such as compost or manure and using clover to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere.
No Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients or preservatives GM ingredients are banned under organic standards.
Better for wildlife Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies - there is up to 50% more wildlife on organic farms.
Better for the planet Organic means working with nature, not against it. No system of farming does more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, or protect natural resources like fresh water and healthy soils.