Benefits Of Organic Farming

Organic farming is not a fad. Rather, it's a throw back to traditional ways of growing food.

Today, consumers are more conscious about where their food comes from and how it is grown. There has been a resurgence in local farmer's markets and food that is fair trade and ethically produced. All the while, supermarkets are lined with products boasting pure and natural ingredients. Organic farming goes beyond catch phrases to bring real food to our tables. Organically-farmed foods are grown without harmful chemicals and fertilizers. Rather than concentrate on huge yields, farmers are focused on quality. The soil, land and trees are tested by certifying bodies to ensure the food produced is a true testament to traditional farming. This gives consumers piece of mind, knowing that the food they are about to eat is unadulterated.

We still need to be informed buyers. Products with a certification body seal are deemed certified organic; in order to be deemed certified organic by a certification body, ninety-five percent of the final product must comply with the organization's requirements. For more information, visit the Certified Organic Associations of B.C. (COABC) site.

As consumers become more aware of their food supply, we can only hope the market will take notice. Yes, producing food is still big business. But organic farming methods are about sustainability, and creating a more healthful future.

Here are just a few of the benefits of organic farming:

Nutritional Value

organic-olive-farming1Organically-grown foods contain less water than conventionally-farmed products, yet yield a greater quantity of vitamins and nutrients.

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Health Benefits

Biologically farmed foods contain many beneficial phytonutrients needed in one's daily diet.

Taste

Organically farmed foods have a wonderful flavour. Take notice the next time you eat organic veggies or poultry. There is a difference.

Environmental Protection

The organic fertilizers and manures used in organic farming are not easily washed away by the rain. Therefore no harm is done to the environment, groundwater or the many insects needed for the pollination of many essential plants.

Balance with Nature

organic-olive-farming2Conventional farming meshes both cattle raising and agriculture on the same land, yet a balance between the two ceases to exist. Only with organic farming is such a balance obtained. With the use of natural techniques, farmers are able to have both animals and plants co-exist on the same earth.

Soil Fertility

Yearly, a depletion of the earth's organic matter occurs. However, organic farming has taken steps to eliminate such issues. By using manure and compost, organic farming has given back to the earth its many vital minerals.

Biological Co-Evolution

Both modern technology and organic farming have helped create a distinct co-evolution within nature. Such is apparent among wild grasses, fragrant herbs, flowers, wild animals and birds.

Countryside Development

Organic farming has allowed for much economic growth. Farmers are presented with greater employment opportunities, in turn benefiting society as a whole. Effectively, an increase in agricultural tourism has arisen, creating a recognition for organically-farmed products.

Agriculture's Future

Biologists concerned with cultivation & biotechnology have made great improvements dealing with future issues with regard to the earth's maintenance and man's partnership in such.

Certified Organic Guarantee

All certified organic foods use only organically-derived products. All farms are run naturally.

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