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Soulcare Organic Food & Wine Festival 

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Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It includes a system of production, processing, distribution and sales that assures consumers that the products maintain the organic integrity that begins on the farm. And, because South African national organic standards are in place, this means that these practices are regulated and verifiable.

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Organic farmers understand that what you put into the soil has a profound impact on what you get out of it. That is why they rely on such practices as hand weeding, mechanical control, mulches, cover crops, crop rotation and dense planting, rather than toxic and persistent pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, to enrich the soil in which they grow their crops.

They recognize that doing so provides plants with the nutrients they need to grow. Plus, it enables the absorption of major and micro-nutrients like Vitamin C, resulting in a higher nutrient content and often a better tasting crop.

It all starts with practices to help build healthy soils, which nurture the plants and help decrease the incidence of plant disease. In order to earn organic certification, land must be handled without prohibited materials for at least three years. With certification, organic farmers must develop an organic operating farm plan, which is overseen by their certification agency with annual third-party inspections.

 

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Organic food contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Minor non-organic ingredients used in processed organic food must come from a list of approved substances, known as the "National List", that have been evaluated for safety and their impact on both human and environmental health. By law, these ingredients must make up 5% or less of the total ingredients used to make organic food.

Organic processors must take a number of steps to ensure additional standards are met for how the snacks are made. This means thoroughly cleaning machinery, storing organic ingredients separate from non-organic ones to avoid mixing, and lots of record-keeping to verify that when you buy an organic product it contains only what you expect.

 

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Organic practices help keep our water supply clean of run-off from toxic and persistent chemicals. Moreover, by prohibiting the use of petroleum-based fertilizers and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, organic agriculture helps to reduce our carbon footprint and combat climate change.

Research has also shown that organic farms are able to support more species than conventional farms. In a study published February 2014 in the Journal of Applied Ecology, researchers from the United Kingdom, Sweden and Switzerland found that on average, organic farms supported 34 percent more plant, insect and animal species than those using conventional methods. In addition, the organic farms had 50 percent higher pollinator species diversity.

 

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Legend Golf Safari Resort suites are built in the bush where there are no fences or gardens - just 220 rooms, built across the bush within the resort.

The suites, consisting of four or five individual bedrooms linked by walkways, offer accommodation of unmatched, timeless elegance dedicated to relaxation and reflecting the African wilderness.

Panoramic views are enjoyed through large picture windows while glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio. The generously proportioned bedrooms include a small seating area and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

There are different accommodation options to choose from at the resort.

 

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