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Organic vs Non Organic Crop Farming

ORGANIC VS NON- ORGANIC Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes, & Grains CROP FARMING NATURAL Enriches soil with organic ARTIFICIAL Promotes rapid plant growth, but overtime degrades the soil and DERIVED FROM eventually renders the land matter and beneficial FERTILIZERS FERTILIZERS microbes, which promote e.g. COMPOST & MANURE plant growth and produce more nutritious crops FOSSIL FUELS unsuitable for agriculture. with higher vitamins, minerals and Repeat applications lead to an accumulation of toxic chemicals, such as cadmium, which are known to cause antioxidants. Reduces nitrate by 30% long-term negative health effects. Cost-effective and efficient CROP Preserves soil health, SYNTHEΤIC pest management, BUT ROTATIONS & including its ability to PESTICIDES, these hazardous chemicals retain water and TILLING nutrients, while promoting HERBICIDES & are carcinogenic, neurotoxic and have been linked to biodiversity and reducing INSECTICIDES birth defects. chemical residues on More likely to contain 4X harmful pesticide residues organic food. CROP COVERS, Controls pests, weeds HAND WEEDING, and diseases without polluting the environment IRRADIATION Kills potentially harmful INSECT TRAPS & or contaminating food bacteria, viruses and insects, PREDATORY with harmful chemicals. and extends food's shelf life. BIRDS However, it also reduces nutritient quality. Instead, farmers grow seasonal crops using NO GENETICAL GENETICALLY 92% MODIFIED MODIFIED organic seeds, ultimately reducing the spread of potentially harmful GMOS of U.S corn & ORGANISMS ORGANISMS of soybeans are GM (GMOS) (GMOS) 94% and preserving biodiversity. Crops are genetically modified to tolerate synthetic pesticides, allowing farmers to spray more chemicals without harming the crop, which ultimately leads to a The safety of GM foods is currently unknown, although emerging evidence suggests GM foods may contribute to allergic reactions in humans. higher risk of pesticide residues. NO ARTIFICIAL Reduces exposure to SEWAGE Saves farmers money, but increases risk of foods containing disease-causing harmful chemicals linked PRESERVATIVES, SLUDGE AS to cancer, birth defects, ADHD and fertility COLORS OR FERTILIZER pathogens, like Salmonella and E coli. FLAVORS probelms. (E) FWDfuel SPORTS NUTRITION

Organic vs Non Organic Crop Farming

shared by billytrail on Sep 10
Many wonder if there really is a major difference between organic and non organic crops. Is it worth the money and is there a health benefit to buying organic foods? Here, we highlight 5 major areas...




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