Much better is an understatement. Organic agriculture relies on wholesome, logical practices to ensure that we maintain a healthy relationship with the land that produces our food while reaping profitable and nutritional benefits. Organic agriculture doesn’t use the horrible pesticides that are sprayed all over traditional fields. It also practices healthy crop rotation so that the soil stays fertile and healthy. It also uses biological means of fertilization such as manure or compostables rather than synthesized, chemical fertilizer to help plants grow. Overall, organic agriculture takes the steps to ensure that the food that they provide us is as free from chemicals and artificial products as possible.
While many people are under the impression that eating organic is healthier for the body, the real benefit of organic agriculture is the benefit to the environment. In addition to not using harmful chemicals, organic crops are not genetically altered. Genetically altered plants that start reproducing in the wild, off farm property, could have potentially disasterous effects on the surrounding ecosystem, like introducing an invasive species.
I believe so. It keeps chemicals and pesticides off of our foods and out of our water supplies. The link I provided states: “The long-term objective of the FAO Organic Agriculture Programme is to enhance food security, rural development,sustainable livelihoods and environmental integrity by building capacities of member countries in organic production, processing, certification and marketing.” So organic farming is done as a cornerstone of environmental integrity.
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