What are the features of Organic Farming?
- Organic farming encourages biological activity
- Organic farming protects the soil through utilization of materials that are organic in nature
- Organic farming utilizes soil microorganisms in order to inject crop nutrients
- Organic farming utilizes legumes for the fixation of Nitrogen
- Organic farming utilizes methodologies like biological intervention, crop rotation, biological diversity, natural predators and organic manures to control harmful pests and weed
- Organic farming involves breeding, nutrition, rearing of livestock
- Organic farming is environment friendly and takes care of natural habitats.
What are the Principles of Organic Framing?
- The first principle of organic farming is known as the “Principle of Health”
- The second principle of Organic Farming is known as the “Principle of Fairness”
- The third principle of organic farming is known as the “ Principle of ecological balance”
- The forth principle of organic farming is known as the “ Principle of Care”
What are the reasons behind the unsustainability of Modern farming?
- Modern farming decreases the fertility of the soil as in this kind of farming harmful chemicals are used
- There is no crop rotation in modern farming
- Modern farming causes erosion in soil as this usually happens due to heavy rains and ploughing of deep nature.
- For cultivation heavy amount of fuel is required in modern farming
- Modern farming uses poisonous sprays to kill harmful weeds and pests
- Modern farming involves mono culture which means that biodiversity is lost
Foods for which foods Organic Label matters most
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Hot Peppers
- Kale/Collard Greens
- Summer Squash
Foods for which foods Organic Label does not matter
- Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Pea
- Sweet Corn