Organic Farming and the Environment
by Danielle Kallbrier
By now, the world is quite familiar with the term “organic.” We know it is a better option on our dinner table. We have seen studies that have proven “organic” certainly does a body good.
Are you aware, however, that “organic” wildly benefits the world around that body, as well? The environment benefits tremendously from the choice to “Go Organic!”
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Organic Benefits Your Soil and Water
As organic farming strictly avoids the use of all synthetic chemicals, it keeps the land and water from contamination. Conventional farming uses a lot of artificial fertilizers and farming techniques, which strips the land of it’s natural composure. Organic preserves your soil and the life around you!
Organic Benefits Your Local Wildlife
By avoiding the toxic chemicals used by conventional farming, organic farming provides a safe and natural haven for your local wildlife. As there are no poisons used in their natural homes, they thrive and live side-by-side with your growing food, in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Organic Conserves Local Biodiversity
Organic farming methods preserve underutilized species, creating a healthier gene pool – the basis for future adaptation. Organic farming also encourages a natural balance within the local ecosystem and helps prevent domination of particular species over the others.
Organic Promotes Sustainability
Organic methods consider the long-term effect of farming on the ecosystem. Organic farming aims to produce food while maintaining a balance within the natural world and secures a future for every living thing. This method ensures harmony that will last for years to come.