The organic food saves the environment from pollution. As Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, and Robert Segal have mentioned in their article" Organic Foods: All You Need to Know", said that organic farming practices reduce pollution (air, water, soil), conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and small animals as well as people who live close to or work on farms. The way of farming inorganic food using synthetic chemicals this is harmful for the environment not as the organic food is way to save the environment. Renée S Hughner, Pierre McDonagh, Andrea Prothero, Clifford J. Shultz II, and Julie Stanton in their article " Who Are Organic Food Consumers?
Organic farming uses techniques in which the nutrients exerted from the produce is retained in the surrounding environment, thus cutting down on soil erosion, water pollution, and carbon pollutions in the air. In addition to these benefits, turning towards organic farming also results in more job opportunities as the field continues to grow, improving the economy. Like Ann Wigmore stated before, society as whole can either significantly impact their lifestyles by wither choosing to improve their eating habits, or they could live in denial as they slowly poison themselves to death. The choice is in their hands. Going organic is an easy decision to make in order to improve the health of the population, the environment and climate around, and the economy.
At the gene level, “traditional and adapted seeds are preferred for their greater resistance to disease and resilience to climatic stress”1. Wildlife tend to thrive in areas surrounding organic farms due to the decreased chemical contamination that is found in high concentration near industrial agricultural factories. These species in combination with the plants grown organically, help optimize nutrient and energy cycling in the ecosystem1. Additionally rotating crops that are seldom found in the environment can help to use the surplus of unused nutrients, allowing the depleted sources to rebuild soil fertility and restore the balance of soil nutrients. The lack of pesticide use and attracting new or re-colonizing species to the organic area help to increase the benefits of organic farming and create a healthier gene pool from which adaptation occurs1.
Organic agriculture's aim is, 'to augment ecological processes that foster plant nutrition yet conserve soil and water resources. Organic systems eliminate agrochemicals and reduce other external inputs to improve the environment and farm economics' (Pimental, et al). Organic production is not only beneficial to the population as a whole but to the small time farmers who are attempting to survive in a capitalist world. In the U.S., 'National Organic Standards Program prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals, genetically modified organisms, and sewage sludge in organically certified production' (Pimental, et al). These types of eliminations mean less costs and more environmental benefits.
Sustainable crop production is a way of growing or raising food in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner. FThis includes adhering to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment, that provide fair treatment to workers, and that support and sustain local communities. FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application of commercial fertilizers, heavy use of pesticides, and other inputs that are damaging to the environment, to communities, and to farm workers. In addition, sustainable crop production practices can lead to higher yields over time, with less need
It stated how agricultural biotechnology is beneficial to the environment by reducing carbon dioxide and fuel use which may cause pollution. The second advantage of agricultural biotechnology is that agricultural biotechnology provide the farmers with abilities to e... ... middle of paper ... ...isolate the plants and not letting the wildlife get in contact of the plants. These disadvantages can actually not be a disadvantage at all if you think about it. In conclusion, agricultural biotechnology have many advantages that can benefit the environment, consumer, and economy as well as disadvantages that can harm the environment and consumers. The advantages of agricultural biotechnology can help create less pollution as well as solve famine problem in a nation and on the other hand, the disadvantages of agricultural biotechnology can damage the food chain and harm human health.
This type of agriculture tries to find a good balance between the need for food production and the preservation of the ecological system within the environment. In addition to producing food, there are several overall goals associated with sustainable agriculture, including conserving water, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and promoting biodiversity in crops grown and the ecosystem. Sustainable agriculture also focuses on maintaining economic stability of farms and helping farmers improve their techniques and quality of
 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.  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.  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.
The final draft will be explaining the positive actions of organic agriculture that companies such as ‘Polyface Farm’ promotes for an awareness of natural grown and unconventional farming methods to open the public understanding for a healthier lifestyle. Various cases of organic farming reduce the risk of environmental impacts in agriculture due to climate change, depletes the need for genetically modified food inducing a nutritious diet which lessens health risks, and drives an opportunity for higher wages to unconventional organic farmers. The following five sources will propel informative insight on organic farmer’s earnings and experiences which supports environmentally friendly agriculture and the ecology of nutritiously grown food that
As well as this, farmers have knowledge and skills that could be put into use, therefore substituting human capital for costly external outputs. Sustainable agriculture outcomes can be positive for food productivity, reduced pesticide use and carbon balances. (Agricultural Sustainability: concepts, principles and evidence, 2007) In this essay, I will discuss the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture, identifying how they may relate to my home farm. I will then discuss whether or not present activities can change to more sustainable methods in the