Organic Agriculture

WHAT IS ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ?


Organic Agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biological cycle and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restores, maintains and enhances ecological harmony.

Organic Agriculture practices cannot ensure that products are completely free of residues. However, methods are used to minimize pollution from air, soil and water.

The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.

WHY WE NEED ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ?


PROTECT FUTURE GENERATIONS

You receive four times the exposure of at least eight widely used cancer causing pesticides in food. The food choice will impact your child’s health in the future.

PREVENT SOIL EROSION

Soil is the foundation of the farming. But chemically fertilized soil is used excessively for getting extra yield which causes the soil erosion.

PROTECT WATER QUALITY

Water makes up two third of our body mass and covers three fourths of the planet. Chemical pesticides (some cancer causing) contaminate the ground water in polluting the primary source of your drinking water.

SAVE ENERGY

More energy is used to produce synthetic fertilizers. Organic farming is based upon labor-intensive practices such as weeding by hand and using green manure. Organic produce uses less energy Therefore saving in energy.

KEEP CHEMICALS OFF YOUR PLATE

A EPA considers 60%of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides and 30% of all insecticides are carcinogenic. Chemical Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and are also harmful to humans. In addition to cancer, pesticides are linked to birth defects, nerve damage and genetic mutation.

PROTECT FARM WORKERS HEALTH

A Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed to Chemical Pesticides had a six time greater risk than non-farmer. Pesticides poisoning among farm workers have raised an average of 14% per year. Field workers suffer the highest rates of occupational illness.

PROMOTE BIODIVERSITY

Monocropping is the practice of planning large plots of land with the same crop year after year. While this approach tripled farm production has left the soil lacking in natural minerals and nutrients. To replace the nutrients, chemical fertilizers are used which only compounds the problem.

HEALTHY FOOD

Organic farming starts with an abundance of nutrients in the soil, which leads to the nourishment of the plant. which ultimately gives true flavour, better taste and healthy food. That’s why many chefs use organic foods in their recipes.

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY

A Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed to Organic inputs are biodegradable, residual free, easy available, cost effective, do not effect the balance of nature and non pollutants.