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    SOURCE: OTA
     Did you know - Since 1945, total US crop loses from insect damage have nearly doubled. During the same time insecticide use has increased ten-fold.  Today, seventy-one known carcinogenic pesticides are sprayed on food crops. Pesticides are used today 30 times more than were used in 1945 .

   SOURCE: GRIST MAG.
     By buying organic produce and grains instead of conventional, the average household would reduce it's water usage by 6%.

   SOURCE: GREEN BABIES
     More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilizer then to till, cultivate, and harvest ALL the crops in the US.

   SOURCE: GRIST MAG
     An estimated 20,000 cancer deaths each year in the US are caused by pesticide residue on food 23 out of 28 most commonly used pesticides are believed to be carcinogenic.

Are organic farming methods really better than what are produced by conventional farming methods?

     Without a doubt, the answer is yes. Organic farming really is better than conventional farming methods for a number of reasons. Organic foods are healthier for you, taste better and are also much better for the environment.

 1.)  Organic farmers give their plants nutrients that are much better for the plant and the environment. Much in the same way that unhealthy foods cause health problems for humans, conventional fertilizing methods cause health problems for plants too. They are simply not as nutritious for the plant as the organic alternatives that the organic farmer uses in fertilizing his crops. Organic farmers have to put compost in the soil years in advance before in can be fully available to the crops. This planning means that more care and attention is given to the food you put in your mouth, and higher quality fertilizer shows up in the taste of the fruit

 2.)  Organic farming methods produce more nutritious and better tasting produce because we do not use the environmentally harmful pesticides that conventional farmers use. Pesticides are a major concern. Not only do you not want them around you, you don't want them on the foods you eat. Conventional farming relies heavily on pesticides. Mostly, the organic grower needs to depend on the plants natural ability to ward off attacks from pests and disease. To do this, he has to insure that his plants are healthy. By not using conventional pesticides, we are forced to follow nature's rule: "survival of the fittest". If a plant is not well enough to sustain itself, it will not be able produce fruit. By contrast, pesticides prolong and mask deficiencies in conventional farming. If a plant is not well enough to produce fruit by itself, pesticides give it the boost to produce poor quality fruit. The poor quality fruit from that plant will continue down the genetic line. Pesticides will continue to sustain a genetically inferior line of plants that probably would not have survived in nature.