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What is Organic Culture?   The definitions and explanations of organic culture are many, in a nutshell organic culture is a system which is dependent on ecosystem environment as opposed to agricultural inputs which are external. This system takes potential social and environmental impacts into consideration by not using inputs which are synthetic, this could include synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, seeds and breeds which have been genetically modified, additives, veterinary drugs, preservatives and irradiation. Site specific management practices which not only maintain but also increase the long term fertility of the soil as well as prevent diseases and pests are being used instead.   Are There Any Environmental benefits to Organic Agriculture?     Yes, there are many environmental benefits associated with organic agriculture, here are seven of the main benefits:   1. Long Term Sustainability Most of the environmental changes that can be seen are long term, they generally […]

Organic agriculture was born from the desire to eat higher quality foods, free from pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals. As more people understand a wrong nutrition can be the source of many diseases, they become more aware of the fact that we are what we eat. From here to rejecting unhealthy foods there is only one small step. Farmers who have switched to growing organic crops have proved once more that it is possible to obtain excellent results without using all those pesky chemicals. Natural fertilizers such as manure, compost and bone meal can be as effective as artificial ones. Besides, clever farming techniques such as companion planting and crop rotation can secure a sustainable supply of food, year after year, for a very long time.   Why Switch to Organic Agriculture? Humans are the direct beneficiaries of organic agriculture. They eat better foods, thus enjoying a better health, consequence […]

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