Organic Farming has already been established as the better form of farming since it does not make use of pesticides, insecticides and other harmful chemicals for growing crops. Organic foods including organic milk and organic fish do not contain any traces of chemicals in them and are therefore, healthier and more nutritious than foods that are grown by injecting chemicals into them. Also, many people can vouch for the better taste of organic foods.
Apart from the health benefits, switching to organic farming can help reduce the environmental pollution as well. By reducing our dependency on chemicals we can make the air cleaner and fresher but more recently it has been proven that organic farming can help control and reduce global warming as well.
Organic Farming and Global Warming
Organic farming makes use of the conventional methods of farming that can rescue the world from the harmful effects of global warming.
While doing organic farming one can save up to 40 per cent of water alone since organic crops do not have to depend on water pumps for frequent irrigation. Many farmers have confessed that they do not need to irrigate their farms for 20-25 days at a stretch and that it doesn’t bother them much if the monsoons get delayed by 15-20 days. The summer crops grown by using organic farming techniques can go without water for up to 30-35 days.
By reducing dependency on water we can help global warming and also save enough water to help the drinking and cooking needs of an entire village for the next 20 years on an average.