Tuesday, 08 May President Benigno Aquino III believes that organic agriculture is the way of the future not only to address hunger but also to sustain health and environment. OPTA also tells that international studies have likewise shown that chemical-infused crops have resulted in cancer, hormone disruption, neurological disorders and other life-threatening illnesses. As chemical farming destroys the environment, OPTA says beneficial micronutrients in the soil that are needed by a human body are also killed such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, manganese and many others.
Lord Krebs, who advises ministers on how to adapt to climate change, told the Oxford Farming Conference that organic farming did not necessarily mean more environmentally friendly farming.
Floods and droughts are both likely to become more common across Britain in a future of global warming, he noted. She cited a scientific paper published last year in the Proceedings of the Royal Society that found organic farming could play an important role and for many crops did not produce a smaller yield than conventional methods.
With regard to soils, she added: When the increasing use of non-renewable inputs [in the form of fertilisers, such as phosphates] is considered, non-organic farming is significantly less productive than organic, and the productivity of non-organic [farming] is falling because conventional farming is using more and more fertiliser inputs simply to keep yields level.
So, too, is nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is the byproduct of adding artificial nitrogen fertilisers to soils.
Farmers can be encouraged to reduce this problem, for instance by ploughing along contours rather than uphill to downhill, but this is not mandatory.A systematic overview of more than studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought.
The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap.
Organic foods have grown nationally, are healthier and safer to consume than conventionally farmed foods, and are beneficial to the environment. Originally, there was no such thing as organic or conventional foods.
All farming was organic as there were no pesticides available. ABSTRACT OF THESIS STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ORGANIC FOOD IN RELATION TO HE1ALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND PRICING The organic industry is full of .
Organic farming was the first recorded approach to sustainable food production and became widely known to society as a core theme of the s and s counterculture movement (Pollan, ; Rigby & Cáceres, ).
A recently published meta-analysis of 44 scientific studies shows that organic farming is not only environmentally sustainable, but also financially competitive when compared to conventional farming.
Organic sales grew percent to US$63 billion from to worldwide, but the analysis’s authors note that organic agriculture currently occupies only 1 percent of global cropland. Organic Farms In The Philippines. Welcome to the Happy House Organic Farms comprehensive list of organic farms located in the Philippines.
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