Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Organic Farming is Good for the Planet!

Did you know organic farming helps the earth in a variety of ways? Organic farming practices help improve the fertility of soil which has suffered great amounts of depletion since the advent of industrial farming due to use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and other toxic materials. Organic farming protects groundwater, conserves energy, and helps to prevent erosion of topsoil which is so vital to retaining nutrients for optimal growing conditions.

When you practice organic farming methods in growing and producing and/or support organic farming through the foods you purchase, you are helping the planet on many levels. The personal health of each individual is in peril because of the amount of industrial foods we consume. Industrial farming and agricultural practices are responsible for many of our health issues today, including the E. coli bacteria, overuse of antibiotics, and bacteria that are now resistant due to those antibiotics.

For more information on organic farming practices and how they benefit us, visit The Organic Trade Association. To read more articles about helping the earth and your health naturally, visit Agriculture Society.

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