Organic vs Traditional Farming

Whenever we hear about organic farming, we would eventually tend to nod on how agreeable it is compared to the commercialized method of gardening or farming. Well, truly there are lots of differences between the two, and these differences will really make one choose organic farming rather than the commercialized one.

Of course a lot of people, especially those who are involved in agricultural business, go for the commercialized farming. They use pesticides, fertilizers, and plant growing regulators, and because of all of this the soil will soon be too acidic, and the vegetables unsafe to be eaten without washing and cooking it properly. On the other hand, eating vegetables that were cultivated through organic farming is totally safe from harmful chemicals, since the method only involves crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control.

Moreover, there are a lot of benefits of organic farming beside eating healthy. Organic farming contributes to providing healthy soils to be developed as well as to the people around. According to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, “Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.” Research has also shown that through organic farming, global greenhouse emissions will be reduced by forty percent in our atmosphere. This means that a better status in our climate is also very possible which will save us from calamities due to climate change. Although organic farming involves a lot of processes, researches above prove that organic farming must be more developed for the welfare not only of the environment, but most importantly to all mankind.


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Organic vs Traditional Farming — 2 Comments

  1. without traditional farming we cannot provide for everyone. the ways of our history needs to be kept up. the additives and pesticides used does not hurt humans in any way. however with some organic farming there may be a rise for e.coli. any food if not cooked and kept properly could make get sick. soil will be kept healthy by alternating crops every year, as it has always been controlled.

  2. I hope all farming is done the organic way soon, I don’t want pesticides in my food! Very informative article, keep up the good work.

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