The Aim of Ecologically Responsible Farming Practices

Modern Organic Agriculture is looked upon as a solution to overcome the problems of environmental destruction that relates to conventional agriculture practices. It is regarded as ecologically friendly farming method which has the potential to one day replace our current way of living. The aim is to combine different farming techniques and systems into one sustainable effort utilizing all the available resources and technologies to manage farm produce which are not only safe for consumption but also protects the environment. Hence organic farming is looked upon as a long term solution.

modern organic farmCreating a system that combines live stocks and crops into one single unit is the main idea that forms the backbone towards the whole process and concept of organic farming practice. In this system, basically the role of synthetic fertilizers are replaced with the use of compost combining vegetable and animal waste to improve fertility of the soil while rotating crops such as leguminous plants will also play a part to ensure that the trace elements missing in the soil after several rounds of harvesting has been replenished. Synthetic fertilizers that we use in every farms in the world although can actually help the plants grows faster and fast enough to feed the world population but however, it is in fact making things more worse as it degrades and destroy the overall soil structure. Natural manures in organic farming are different in the sense that it will help to replenish back what has been lost so that this will strike a balance between what is taken out and what is going back in. This means that while use of chemical fertilizers offers a fast solution but however in the long time when it comes to yield and net returns, there is no doubt that organic farming wins hands down.

Use of pesticides has become a norm in every farm as it is cheap, effective and easy to apply. However, the effects of using it towards our health remains a big question whether it is safe in the long run and whether we have fully understood the risk. Moreover, the chemicals when leached underground will also become a subject of concern especially if it contaminates the water source directly used in drinking water especially in those rural areas. Biological control method in organic farming is actually looked upon as a viable solution to replace the use of pesticides. The approach is basically to use natural predators that will hunt down and kill those pests that will cause damage to the crops without having any effect on the crops itself. Although many claim this is actually an age-old technology that will take us backward but however, with more research carried out extensively together with the effort put in to explore the possibilities plus with the advancement made throughout the years, I believe it will one day surpass current conventional farming methods that rely heavily on use of pesticides. Well, who knows or maybe the results can be far better beyond our imagination which is a total blanket replacement. While the answer maybe yes or maybe no, we will just have to wait to see and find out but there is no harm if we start today and grow with it.

Finally, to conclude everything, the aim is very clear. What is basically needed is to create a well-balanced ecosystem that actually exists in the farm itself whereby instead of chemical technology in play here, all that has been taken out and left for nature to take course on its own. The result is a truly remarkable, living organic farm that has healthy interaction between all the living organisms and yet product the foods that we need to support our daily lives. So what are the benefits and importance of consuming organic foods?

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