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May 17, 2016

Is organic agriculture really better for the environment?

The whole point of organic agriculture is soil. Farm in such a way that your soil stays healthy – rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial activity – and you can grow crops without the synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional farming. There are lots of techniques organic farmers employ to improve those things. They use compost and manure, rotate their crops and grow many kinds of plants. They do use pesticides, but only certain ones (mostly non-synthetic, with a few approved synthetics), and often only when other pest-control methods fail.
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