Second Nature’s rapeseed oil is totally traceable from soil to oil. Their organic license means that their oils are grown without the use of chemical fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Not only does this clean and natural way of farming ensure you get a product that is free of potentially harmful or damaging man-made contaminants, meaning a safer choice for you and your family, it also helps the environment by promoting a rich biodiversity and healthier ecosystems. For example, Drumeen Farm has thriving bee colonies, an unusually large range of bird species – including owls, hawks and buzzards – as well as an abundance of more previously common animals like rabbits, foxes and badgers. This rich biodiversity of species suggest that organic farming supports life itself and that mother nature is hard at work creating balance and harmony.
There is a growing awareness globally that there is a drastic need to change the way industrial scale farming is going. Large scale mono-cropping (sowing vast swathes of one crop such as wheat, soya etc) and then the annihilation of all competitors to that one crop through use of chemical sprays and other means is wiping out alarming numbers of species as well as disturbing the natural balance and fertility of the soil that has taken thousands of years to build up. Organic farming may not be the ultimate solution but it is a step in the right direction and choosing organic products such as Second Nature Oils is a vote for a more sustainable future whilst also consuming the most natural oil.