Organic or Regenerative - what’s the difference?

14th March 2024

As the two biggest organic certifiers in the UK, OF&G and the Soil Association are working together to shine a light on the positive outcomes that organic delivers. This latest collaboration has led to the development of a series of infographics that clearly position organic’s restorative approach within the context of other farming systems.

The graphics have been produced in response to increasingly confusing and conflated messaging currently being promoted in the media and wider industry. Their aim is to provide greater clarity by identifying the differences and commonalities between alternative farming practices.

OF&G chief executive, Roger Kerr believes the work provides a useful reference and framework for anyone working in the sector. “We continue to take a pragmatic approach to how best to support our organic licensees and engage with other interested parties,” says Roger.

“Our intention was to create some reference materials that demonstrate how organic tackles the fundamental challenges that our food systems and environment face.For over seventy years, the organic movement has been the conscientious objector to today’s degenerative and exploitative farming practises. It is frustrating that it has come to this. Continuing to feed people in the face of climate and biodiversity collapse, high levels of pollution and deforestation is a complex problem, and complex problems require versatile and multifaceted solutions... like ORGANIC.  These three infographics show this solution simply and clearly.”

We have an urgent need for a food system that restores our world

Within restorative farming systems there are different approaches

As a defined system organic delivers quantifiable outcomes