Beyond Organic

Difference between Conventional Farming and Organic Farming

Conventional Farming

  • Pesticides turn into vapor and drift through the air, harming wildlife outside of sprayed areas
  • It’s a huge source of carbon loss
  • Decreases diversity, about one breed of livestock disappears each week.
  • Pollutes our ground water (water we use to drink)
  • Use GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Organic Farming

  • No Toxins and hazardous chemicals used
  • Preserves Bio-diversity
  • Supports water conservation and water health
  • Fights the effects of Global Warming
  • Supports animals health and welfare 

The difference between organic and conventional farming goes directly to the methods the farms decide to use during their production. Although many people have heard of organic farming, a lot of them don’t know the true difference of the effects both have towards the environment. One of the biggest problems with conventional farming is their method of using a mix of chemicals to create GMO’s (genetically modified organisms); these organisms’ DNA is altered in order to make plants insect resistant. Farmers who use this method are not looking at bigger picture and don’t take into consideration the health and environmental issues it brings into our society.

For Instance, the problem with this method is that many of these toxic chemicals end up is our ground water, soil and non-targeted organisms. One of those non-targeted organisms we should be concern about is Bees; Bee’s are being affected by the toxicity levels and as a result are at risk of extinction. Bees are extremely important to our plant crops because without their pollination at least one third of our plant production will no longer be available. Bees are not the only ones being targeted by GMO’s, other living organism, the environment and everyone is being affected.

Truth is Organic farming goes way beyond just living a healthy lifestyle; people who support this method have taken a step closer into creating a healthier and clean environment for everyone. Organic farming represents sustainability, biodiversity and it encourages good soil and air quality. Natural growing practices help stop the use of harmful chemicals, chemicals that can also be damaging to your health and our environment. It is important to become conscious about the methods other companies use to create their products, because organic is not just a trend it goes way beyond that.