The usage of chemical products has become the trend in agriculture. The benefits of
these chemical products are so great that any harm it may cause became unnoticeable.
However, because the problems that come along with this conventional farming have
now been exposed, many are now going back into organic farming again.
What are these problems associated to chemical products used in farming?
Health related diseases (cancerous diseases)
Environmental issues (Water and land pollution)
Impact on the welfare of animals
What then is organic farming?
In organic farming, all the process involved are natural ways. All materials used in the
process of farming are made of organic or biological materials. Synthetic materials are
never used in any part of the process. This makes organic farming a healthier choice to
humans, animals and the environment.
Here are some of the most sensible reasons why we should make the switch to organic
1. Farmers will have reduced exposure to harmful chemicals.
The most affected groups of people by pesticides are the families of farmers.
2. Increased nutrition and reduced chemical contamination for consumers.
Studies show that organic foods have higher amount of nutrients compared to
those products from conventional farming.
3. Children will have less exposure to chemical pesticides.
Since a child’s body is still developing, it can be hard to defend itself from toxic
4. Organic farming builds healthy soil.
If soil is constantly exposed to harmful chemicals, it is more likely that the soil
cannot withstand it. Soil erosion is being reduced as well.
5. Organic farming supports the conservation of healthy water.
Almost everything in this planet is dependent on water. With organic farming, the
conservation of good quality water resources is strengthened.
6. Organic farming supports the welfare of animal health.
Conventional farming has contributed to the loss of habitats of many animals.
This issue can gradually be resolved when organic farming is implemented.
Moreover, animals can safely live nearby agricultural fields.