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3 Benefits of Natural Farming

Health Benefits

 

Chemical farming is undeniably harmful to human health. Not only farmers but also consumers are affected. Natural farming is a holistic solution to eliminate the toxic substances that are part of chemical farming. Some scientific sources indicate that organic foods may contain much higher levels of nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus than conventional food (Reference 1). Organic farming also reduces the risk of farmworkers and their families being exposed to toxic chemicals.

 

Environment Benefits

 

Environment awareness is becoming more and more important. Providing a better earth for future generations is a responsibility we should all take seriously. By farming organically, we can dramatically reduce the levels of harmful pesticides and persistent chemical contamination in the environment, and build healthier soils that are alive with friendly microorganisms. Natural farming also benefits the welfare of wild animals, such as birds and fish, as their habitats do not become contaminated with harmful pesticides and chemicals (Reference 2).

Profitability   

                                          

According to reliable sources (WSU News), organic farming can be up to 50% more profitable than conventional farming (Reference 3). As illnesses caused by the consumption of poor-quality foods increase, many people are looking for healthier foods to buy. With the high demand for organic food in the US and Europe (Reference 4), the global organic market has grown tremendously. The demand for food and beverages from organic sources in developing countries is high and still rising.

 

 

References

  1. Crinnion WJ. Organic foods contain higher levels of certain nutrients, lower levels of pesticides, and may provide health benefits for the consumer. Altern Med Rev. 2010 Apr;15(1):4-12. PMID: 20359265.
  2. Chait, J.,2019. How Organic Farming Benefits the Environment. [Online] The Balance Small Business. 
  3. Zaske, S., 2020. Organic farm advantages in biodiversity and profits depend on location | WSU Insider | Washington State University. [Online] WSU Insider. 
  4. Nechaev, Vasily & Mikhailushkin, Pavel & Alieva, Alina. (2018). Trends in demand on the organic food market in European countries. MATEC Web of Conferences. 212. 07008. 10.1051/matecconf/201821207008.