ORGANIC FARMING DISADVANTAGES & ADVANTAGES
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WHAT IS ORGANIC FEEDING?
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), study group on organic farming “organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc) and to the maximum extent feasible rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection”.
Organic crops may be more expensive if you are a wealthy person who can afford them. That is because a lot of people who don’t know any better (or choose to remain that way) imagine that conventional farming is damaging the environment and producing food with harmful levels of pesticide residue. Some people believe that organic food has more nutritional value.
ADVANTAGE OF ORGANIC LANDFARMING
CONSUMER BENEFITS OF ORGANIC ARMING
- Nutrition – The nutritional value of food is largely a function of its vitamin and mineral content. Organic farming does not alter the soil ecosystem.
- Poison free – A major benefit to consumers of organic food is that it doesn’t contain any kind of toxic chemicals loke pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. The New South Wales Central Cancer Registry has found that in just 32 years, the number of new cases in New South Wales has increased by 50%.
- Food quality – Humans can taste the food they ingest. Organically grown food tastes more delicious than conventionally grown.
- Pest Resistance and Disease -Organically cultivated foods have more resistance than normally cultivated food.Organic foods usually don’t get affected by pests.
- Lower input costs – By definition, organic farming does not incur the use of expensive agrichemicals. The greater resistance of their crops to pests and the diseases save farmers significantly inexpensive insecticides, fungicides and other pesticides.Fertilizers are either created in situ by green manuring and leguminous crop rotation or on-farm via composting and worm farming. Biodynamic farmers spray low-cost microbial solutions onto their crops.
- Drought resistance – Organically grown plants are more drought tolerant. Chemical fertilizer is insoluble and plants must drink it whenever they feel thirsty.
ORGANIC FARMING DISADVANTAGE
These inchoate thoughts and fears are not supported by any evidence. Both organic and conventional farming can be irresponsible. There is no public health problem associated with eating conventionally grown foods, according to statistics. The dangers of e. Coli, and other pathogens, in uncooked organic foods are significant.
- Productivity – Although industrialized agriculture is more productive but takes longer, the productivity advantages diminish
- Cultivation – While their conventional counterparts may sow by direct drilling of seed into herbicide treated soils, organic farmers are usually at least partly dependent on cultivation to remove weeds prior to sowing
- Time – Indeed, organic farming requires greater interaction between a farmer and his crop so that, naturally a single farmer can produce more crop using industrial methods.
- GM Crops – Conventional growers, on the other hand, are free to “take advantage” of GM crops.
- Skill – It requires considerably more skill to farm organically.