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Organics is about …

Food free from any artificial fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, or other chemicals during the farming or processing stage. Hormones, antibiotics, irradiation and genetically modified organisms are also prohibited. Food produced naturally in clean, organic soil helping contribute to a sustainable future. Reducing our complacent dependence on non-renewable resources by managing waste through understanding and utilising renewable resources. Embracing human progress and understanding ecology and the science of soil while using traditional methods of crop rotations to ensure fertility and control pests.

Being aware of and supporting fair-trade. Organic production and fair trade go hand-in-hand — what is better for the earth must be better for the people living and working on it. Organic Times uses only 100% certified organic chocolate that is grown and purchased through the “Hand-in-Hand” programme, named so, as it is only by working hand-in-hand with these co-operative farmers that we can help improve the quality of life in their communities.

“Hand-in-Hand”

gives back to the farmers that practice sustainable farming through education, health and environmental programmes and ensures farmers are paid based on a fair pricing structure that is independent from the fluctuating world market.

Chocolate

Botanical name for chocolate — Theobroma Cacao translates as “food of the gods”.

A few chocolate facts…

Chocolate is a rich source of polyphenolic anti-oxidants (the same found in red wine and green tea), that may help prevent heart disease and cancer. Chocolate is rich in minerals the body needs to stay healthy such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper and potassium. Chocolate contains natural chemicals that inhibit the bacteria that release the acids that attack teeth. Chocolate is a food that can be eaten regularly, but in appropriate quantities, as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Chocolate contains endorphins that create a positive energy and feelings of happiness and euphoria

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