When foods are grown through traditional methods the soil can take a harsh beating from it. Before you know it the crops start to yield less and less due to soil erosion. There will come a point when that land will become virtually useless to grow anything on it at all. The process of growing organic foods though helps to balance it out through the process of crop rotation. That way the soil doesnít get depleted of nutrients and when the farmer comes back to that area again they will be able to successfully grow on it.
Many experts believe that organic food growth allows for biodiversity among plants and food sources. That helps to keep a very healthy genetic balance to those foods we love to eat. They fear the various efforts of traditional farming are depleting that genetic pool. They also fear it is creating hybrids and mutations that make it hard to get that original quality back if we arenít careful.
The elimination of the use of pesticides and herbicides with organic farming means that the water sources we have are cleaner. It also means less toxins are released into the environment. We breath that air all day long so it only makes sense that we should do all we can to make it as good quality for us as we possibly can. With more people on Earth it means more food has to be grown. Switching to organic methods of growth means that the environment wonít suffer with additional planting taking place.
Dealing with the amount of carbon that ends up in the soil also helps to offset serious issues including global warming. This is very serious because that can lead to serious changes and upsets in our seasons and climate. Instead of food being able to grow a drought could roll in and destroy it all. There are many studies about global warming and it is a huge problem that affects every living thing on the Earth.
The process of organic farming helps to reduce the overall levels of pollution out there. As a result both people and the land are able to benefit. Getting that balance back to where it was long ago is very important. There are also higher standards by the FDA for organic farming than conventional methods. That means that the quality of what takes place with the land is better Ė it wonít be compromised now to simply make a fast profit.
It is no secret that we have a limited supply of certain non-renewable resources out there. We need to stop using them in the mass quantities or we will one day run out. The use of organic farming methods helps to slow down the use of them. As a result we will hopefully be able to pass them on to future generations.
Once the process is in place for organic farming it is believed that the overhead costs involved are significantly lower than before. This is a great benefit to farmers so that they can make more of a profit. They donít qualify for government funding when they grow organic foods so that safety net is being pulled out from under them.
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