Some important benefits
for organic farmers and organic food consumers:
• Organic farming is a science within itself
that conventional farmers can learn while they transfer
their capital resources and skills to master a trade
that can be even more profitable than conventional
Researchers in the United States have found that by
following organic farming methods, conventional farmer’s
can actually reduce production cost by over 25%. This
is accomplished by eliminating the use of synthetic
fertilizers and pesticides, minimizing soil erosion
by up to 50% and increasing crop yields up to five-fold
within five years.
• Regardless of products produced, a well planned
transition strategy will allow conventional farmers
to adopt new, more effective organic farming process
in as little as three to five years.
• Organic farms can support substantially higher
levels of wildlife especially in lowlands and where
animals can roam pastures or graze on grassland. Not
only does wildlife benefit, but entire ecosystems
and ground water are improved by simply following
organic farming methods.
• Organic farming practices not only benefit
farmers and consumers; but the dairies can benefit.
When dairies feed their cows organic feed and graze
them on organic fields, the cows experience better
health, less sickness, diseases and ultimately produce
better tasting milk for consumers.
• Organic farming promotes soils that are teaming
with life and rich in micro nutrients which can be
used for decades to grow crops virtually year round
in many parts of the world.
• Consumers purchasing organically grown foods
can taste the difference and see the quality of virtually
any organic product they buy. Regardless of minimal
price differences, consumers can smell, taste and
see the difference in the quality of organically grown
• Consumers buy organically grown food products
not just because of competitive prices, but due to
the increased availability of organic food products
as seen in both grocery and organic food specialty
• Organically grown products are free from
harmful chemicals, artificial flavors and preservatives
that ultimately cost consumers money when they purchase
non-organically grown products. You can always taste
the difference between organically grown and conventionally
• Eating organic foods may in fact, reduce
the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cancer for
individuals who abstain from consuming products produced
by conventional farming methods. Biochemist are continually
researching the inherent benefits of organically grown
foods and discovering the consequences consuming products
loaded with toxins and chemicals which, until recently,
have only begun to be introduced to humans. The fact
is, you ultimately are what you eat.
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