SOURCE: GRIST MAG.
SOURCE: GREEN BABIES
SOURCE: GRIST MAG
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.