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Organic farming is another agricultural system that originated early in the 20th century in response to quickly changing farming techniques. Organic farming has been developed by several organic farming associations now. It depends on fertilizers of natural source like compost manure, green manure, and bone meal and puts emphasis on techniques like crop rotation and companion planting. Biological pest management, mixed cropping as well as the boosting of insect predators are all encouraged. Generally, organic standards are made to permit the utilization of naturally occurring compounds while banning or limiting synthetic materials. For example, naturally occurring pesticides like pyrethrin and rotenone are allowed, while artificial pesticides and fertilizers are usually prohibited. Synthetic substances which are permitted include, as an instance, aluminum sulfate, elemental sulfur and Ivermectin. Reasons for advocation of organic farming include benefits in sustainability, openness, self-sufficiency, autonomy/independence, wellness, food safety, and food security.

Reduced Exposure to Pesticides, Chemicals.
The Organic Trade Association notes if each farmer from the U.S. converted to organic production, we can remove 500 million pounds of harmful and persistent pesticides from going into the environment yearly. Pesticide and chemical usage contributes to several negative environmental dilemmas: 1.Pesticides permit disease immunity to accumulate in crops, weeds, plant-eating-insects, parasites, and bacteria. 2.Compounds and chemicals sprayed plants contaminate the soil, water source, and atmosphere. Occasionally these dangerous pesticides stay about for decades (possibly longer). 3.Artificial compounds also dissuade smart farming techniques like cover crops and crop rotation, which in turn, can cause other dangerous environmental issues like erosion.
Organic Farming Builds Healthy Soil.
To develop wholesome food, you have to begin with healthy soil. Should you treat the dirt with dangerous pesticides and chemicals, you might wind up with dirt which can't flourish by itself. Natural farming practices are much superior than compound soil administration. A sizable nine-year research by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), reveals that natural farming builds up organic soil issue better than traditional no-till farming. Based on Dr. Elaine Ingham, only 1 teaspoon of compost-rich organic dirt could host as many as 600 million to 1 billion beneficial germs from 15,000 species. Ingham notes on the reverse side, 1 teaspoon of soil treated with compounds may carry as much as 100 beneficial bacteria.
Combatting Erosion
Does organic farming build wholesome soil, but it also helps fight severe land and soil problems, like erosion. A significant research comparing adjacent natural and chemically treated wheat fields revealed that the organic area featured eight inches of topsoil compared to treated area and had only twenty the erosion reduction. In case you are not worried about erosion: you ought to be. Erosion problems are really severe, affecting the property, food distribution, and people. But, organic farming techniques do help discourage erosion from happening.
Assessing the Effects of Global Warming
Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial is America's longest running, side-by-side contrast of traditional and organic farming. The trial, running since 1981, has demonstrated a wholesome organic agriculture system may actually reduce carbon dioxide and also help slow climate change. Actually, the Rodale study shows that: "If just 10,000 moderate sized farms in the U.S. converted into organic production, they'd save as much carbon from the soil it would be equal to carrying 1,174,400 automobiles off the street, or reducing automobile miles driven by 14.62 billion miles.
Organic Farming Supports Water Conservation and Water Health
Dwindling water supplies and inadequate water wellbeing are extremely real threats. When our water source is in danger, individuals and the world wind up suffering. American Rivers notes a significant water pollution threat to U.S ponds is runoff from non-organic farms, for example damaging pesticides, toxic fertilizers, and animal waste. Organic farming helps to keep our water supplies fresh by quitting that contaminated runoff. Organic farming also will help conserve water. Organic farmers, generally speaking, often devote some time amending soil properly and using mulch - both of which help preserve water. Cotton, an in-demand harvest, requires a great deal of irrigation and surplus water once grown conventionally. But, organic cotton farming requires less irrigation and so conserves water.
Discouraging Algal Blooms
Algal blooms (HABs) lead to adverse consequences on the health of individuals and marine creatures and organisms. Algal blooms also negatively impact tourism, diversion and so, regional and local markets. While there's more than 1 reason for algal blooms, a main human-based source of algae blooms is runoff in the petroleum-based fertilizers frequently utilized in traditional farming.
Supporting Animal Health and Welfare
Insects, fish, birds and all kinds of other creatures experience difficulties when individuals swoop in and destroy their habitat. Organic farming helps conserve more natural habitat regions but also promotes birds and other all-natural predators to live happily on farmland, which helps in pest control. Also, animals who reside on organic farms are vulnerable to wash, chemical-free grazing which can help keep them obviously healthy and immune to disease. As a benefit for organic farmers, healthy and happy natural animals are productive organic animals.​
Organic Farming Encourages Biodiversity
Insects, fish, birds and all kinds of other creatures experience difficulties when individuals swoop in and destroy their habitat. Organic farming helps conserve more natural habitat regions but also promotes birds and other all-natural predators to live happily on farmland, which helps in pest control. Also, animals who reside on organic farms are vulnerable to wash, chemical-free grazing which can help keep them obviously healthy and immune to disease. As a benefit for organic farmers, healthy and happy natural animals are productive organic animals.​

2020 New Years Resolutions: Put groundbreaking organic research into practice!

2019 has been an exciting year for organic, with new groundbreaking research that shook up our understanding of food and farming. Following its  annual tradition, The Organic Center has turned these breakthroughs into New Year’s resolutions to help you get 2020 off to a fabulous start!   One: Drink clean milk. Choose organic! The Organic... Read More ›

2019 has been an exciting year for organic, with new groundbreaking research that shook up our understanding of food and farming. Following its  annual tradition, The Organic Center has turned these breakthroughs into New Year’s resolutions to help you get 2020 off to a fabulous start!   One: Drink clean milk. Choose organic! The Organic... Read More ›

2019 has been an exciting year for organic, with new groundbreaking research that shook up our understanding of food and farming. Following its  annual tradition, The Organic Center has turned these breakthroughs into New Year’s resolutions to help you get 2020 off to a fabulous start!

 

One: Drink clean milk. Choose organic!

The Organic Center was responsible for the most influential organic research of 2019, collaborating on a study showing that choosing organic is an easy way for you and your family to avoid pesticide, antibiotic, and synthetic growth hormone residues in milk. Samples of conventional and organic milk from retail stores across the country were tested. A majority of the conventional milk samples tested positive for residues of antibiotics and pesticides, while organic milk showed no such contaminants. Furthermore, residues of growth hormones in conventional milk were 20 times higher than in organic. MORE

 

Two. Foster biodiversity. Wake up with organic coffee!

It is well known that organic farming practices increase important and beneficial biodiversity. A  new study published in 2019 shows this is especially true for coffee. Both above and below ground insect populations were compared in conventional versus organic coffee farms in Brazil, the world’s second-largest coffee producing country. The study showed the diversity of soil insects, earthworms and above ground insects was much greater in organic coffee farms. MORE

 

Three. Support farmer livelihoods in the U.S. – and abroad. Buy organic!

New studies in 2019 showed that organic supports farmer jobs and income – both in the U.S. and in developing economies. A study published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems found that organic farms in Washington state and California provide greater employment opportunities with more job stability when compared to county averages. Outside of the U.S., a separate study published in the journal Ecological Economics also found that organic farming increases rural development and farmer livelihoods in China. MORE

 

Four. Feed your kids organic… even before they’re born!

A six-month diet interventional study published in the journal Environment International in 2019 found that eating organic can greatly reduce pesticide exposure during pregnancy. The study showed markedly less exposure to neurotoxic pyrethroid pesticides in an organic diet. Prenatal exposure to pyrethroids has been linked to behavior and developmental issues in children. MORE

 

Five. “Beef” up your nutrition. Look for the organic label!

Choosing organic when you’re shopping for beef at the supermarket may be a good way to boost the nutrition in your meals, according to a 2019 study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. The study found more healthy antioxidants in organic beef and less cholesterol, less fat, fewer fatty acids, and fewer monounsaturated fatty acids. Organic beef was especially beneficial when it came to heart-healthy α‐linolenic acid, with 170% higher levels than conventional beef.  MORE

 

Six. Support healthy soil for healthier plants. Choose organic!

A study published in 2019 showed that organic farming promotes beneficial soil fungi that leads to healthier crops with increased plant growth, vigor, and yield. While synthetic chemicals used in conventional farming reduce the amount and diversity of these microbes, the study published in Nature: Scientific Reports shows that organic farming boosts beneficial fungal communities in multiple crops. In turn, those fungi increase crop growth, health and overall yield. MORE

 

Seven. Ensure your food safety. Eat organic fruit!

Several studies in 2019 suggest that organic systems are better at suppressing foodborne pathogens like E.coli. For example, research published in the journal Biological Control found that one way organic farms suppress pathogens is by supporting biodiversity that directly prevents pathogens. Researchers surveyed beetle communities in conventional and organic farms, and found that only organic farms fostered the right beetle species that directly suppresses E. coli on farms. Another study in Frontiers in Microbiology looked at bacteria on food once it got to the grocery store and found that organic fruit may harbor fewer bacterial diseases than their conventional counterparts. MORE

 

Eight. Keep being bee friendly with organic!

Choosing organic to support pollinators is a staple of the Organic Center’s New Year’s Resolutions, because every year more and more evidence comes out showing the multitude of benefits organic farming provides pollinator communities. This year was no different, with a study coming out showing that organic farming provides honeybees critical food sources in agricultural regions. MORE

 

Nine. While you’re saving bees, save the… fish!

New research shows that the class of pesticides — neonicotinoids — used in conventional agriculture that is infamous for decimating pollinator populations can also have negative impacts on fish health. A new study in 2019 shows the consequences of neonicotinoids reach beyond insects like bees and are causing fish populations to crash. Researchers found that neonicotinoid applications to watersheds have caused important food sources for freshwater fish to crash, leading to significantly smaller fish populations. MORE

 

Ten. Ditch the pesticides that are hiding in your body – in less than a week! Eat organic!

Looking all the way back to February of 2019, our New Year’s Resolutions highlight a study published in  Environmental Research showing that switching from a conventional to an organic diet for less than a week reduces levels of pesticides in both children and adults. This study tested for a broad range of pesticides including neonicotinoids. This study’s important work contributes to the growing body of research that shows how eating organic food can reduce exposure to pesticides associated with non-certified organic agriculture. MORE

 

BONUS! Eleven! Turn down the dial on climate change. Support organic!

We know that the Organic Center usually only has 10 New Year’s resolutions, but this year we’ve put in a bonus resolution about climate change, because populations around the world have been seeing negative impacts of climate change, threatening our health, society, environment, and food systems. There are multiple studies showing that organic production is better for both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering carbon in the soil. The 2019 research we’re highlighting looks at farming systems’ impact on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and finds that on a per area basis, organic systems use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases than conventional systems, especially when crop rotations are long and diversified.  MORE


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