Organic farming promotes biodiversity and also when employed it promotes ecological harmony. Organic farming has various benefits and this explains why it is highly embraced and opted for. Some of the benefits of organic farming include:
The use of organic farming reduces the exposure of crops from pesticides and it increases the quality of the nutrients. Consumption of organic foods therefore keeps one healthy since it does not contribute to the production of toxins that are produced when chemical agriculture is employed. Pesticide poisoning is very dangerous as it increases chances of having particular cancers and may severely affect child development this is so because a child has body organs which are yet to be fully developed and can not therefore fully detoxify chemicals that are toxic to their body. Organic foods other than being free from chemicals they also do not contain artificial flavors and even preservatives that do increase a consumer’s expenditure.
Reduction in soil pollution
The use of chemicals in farming is absent in organic agriculture and therefore making organic agriculture or farming more beneficial to the soil as it reduces soil pollution that may have been caused by the toxic chemicals. The top soil is therefore not destroyed and it stays healthy producing crops and vegetables rich in micro-nutrients. The soil therefore becomes rich in micro nutrients and can be used over along period of time in growing crops. The uses of organic farming method like no-till organic involves cover cropping which not only increases nutrients but also prevents weeds as it involves mulching.
Safe ground water
Soil natural filters water and the use of chemicals in farming affects the ground water by polluting it. Organic agriculture on the other hand by being free from chemical usage prevents such pollution and also where the soil as been polluted, organic farming helps to correct such pollution.
The use of fossil fuels in the conventional farming has contributed to the climatic pollution. Such fossil fuels can be contained in the pesticides or fertilizers that are manufactured and can be directly applied in to the soil. The soil will therefore risk degradation consequently causing it to release carbon and also its capacity to hold water and fertility are greatly affected. The use of organic farming techniques has the effect of reducing climatic pollution since it reduces the use of fossil fuels. It then follows that there will be a decline in the impact on global warming thus making this form of agriculture to be pro-environment.
Better or sweet taste of food
It has also been found that that organic foods taste much better than the foods drawn from farms that conventional farming was applied. There are low nitrate contents in organic foods making things like fruits to taster sweeter while also having high amount of antioxidants.
Reduction in Production cost
Organic farming when used reduces one’s expenditures in farming. It reduces production cost by eliminating the use and purchase of fertilizers and pesticides. By reducing soil erosion it also increases crop yield.