The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don’t use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay. Conventional farmers also apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use chemical herbicides to manage weeds, and give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur growth. On the other hand, organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds, give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors, and use preventive measures — such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing — to help minimize disease.
Generally. They tend to be free of many harmful pesticides. It’s definitely better for the environment as compared to agribusiness farming. I would say that it is and if you have the option, eating organic is probably the better option for your health — but be sure to clean the foods just as well as you would any other!
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