Bio Farming Essay

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Types of Organic Farming
Bio-farming
Bio farming is a chemical free method of farming that focuses on improving the microbiology as a way of increasing plant growth and produce yield. It includes techniques like crop rotation, green manure and biological pest control. Bio farming is sustainable farming. Increase soil fertility's and safe human, animal health; improve grain quality, safety for lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere. [1]
Why Bio Farming?
Conventional food production technologies are highly energy intensive and lead to the problems of soil and food contamination with agro-chemicals, ground water depletion and gradual decline in soil productivity. Consequently, farm profitability has declined considerably. This has also resulted
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Through the active preservation of nature and its species, environmental pollution is prevented and the welfare of farm animals is protected, thus ensuring that bio-organic farming makes a valuable contribution to global energy solutions, producing valuable, healthy food. [3]
Eco-farming
Eco-farming combines modern science and innovation with respect for nature and biodiversity. It ensures healthy farming and healthy food. It protects the soil, the water and the climate. It does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or use genetically engineered crops. And it places people and farmers – consumers and producers, rather than the corporations who control our food now – at its very heart.
It is a vision of sustainability and food sovereignty in which food is grown with health and safety first and where control over food and farming rests with local communities, rather than transnational
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Ecological Farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water and climate, promotes biodiversity, and does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or genetic engineering. [5]

Biodynamic farming
It emphasizes the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. Methods unique to the biodynamic approach include its treatment of animals, crops, and soil as a single system, an emphasis from its beginnings on local production and distribution systems, its use of traditional and development of new local breeds and varieties. Some methods use an astrological sowing and planting calendar.[7] Biodynamic agriculture uses various herbal and mineral additives for compost additives and field sprays; these are sometimes prepared by controversial methods, such as burying ground quartz stuffed into the horn of a cow, which are said to harvest "cosmic forces in the soil", that are more akin to sympathetic magic than agronomy.
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