When you choose to eat organically grown produce you are encouraging the continuation of farming techniques that are beneficial to nature. Farmers who grow produce organically keep the soil fertile and have been found to increase and maintain naturally occurring resources.
The moderation of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals used has a better impact on our air and water. Instead of using chemicals, organic farmers are encouraged to recycle and use natural methods of fertilizing and keeping pests and diseases at bay. Chemicals can contaminate our air and water through wind and rain and are linked to a number of diseases.
Organically grown produce helps converse nature by not having a negative impact of toxic traces and by encouraging a variety of crops to naturally occur. This stimulates a system of ecology that is both sustainable and comprehensive. A controlled amount of weeds and pest is seen as a good thing in organic farming because it is a sign of healthy crops and is in fact beneficial to the farm as a whole because it is nature’s way of complementing produce.
Unlike large-scale farming, farms that grow organic produce tend to mimic nature as much as possible by using methods that are similar to natural occurrence. Since farmers refrain from using chemicals, they tend to reuse and recycle organic compounds to use as compost or fertilizers. This is beneficial to the soil and is a wonderful way to reusing waste materials.
Organic grown produce tends to come from local resources and cuts back on pollution caused by transportation. It also means we will most likely have fresher fruits and vegetables than a commercial source.
Aside from purchasing organically grown produce, one can also implement these techniques and start a home garden. Even if you only have one or a few vegetables or fruits, this can help reduce waste in packaging, energy on transportation and cost as well. There are many do-it-yourself options that can teach you how to grow your own produce and enjoy sustainable living.