Organic means working with nature. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilizers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment, which means more wildlife. Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world. Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year and the standards for organic food are laid down in European law. Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold. Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices decrease pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
Today, agricultural production has become a global concern due to overuse of toxins and chemical fertilizers. That way, chemicals indirectly enter into families’ food diet and expose harmful and malicious effects on one’s health in long-term and short-term. Increasing knowledge and the importance of human health (individual importance) and quality of food further emphasize the role of organic products in individual’s diet.
Organic crops are products that are in harmony with natural system during growth steps and grow on the soil. No plant-based pesticides such as herbicide, fungicide and chemical fertilizers aren’t used, and they are improved only by natural materials like plant compost. In other word, these products are produced without interference and or without using pesticides, chemical fertilizers and genetically modified compounds. In this style (model) of agriculture, it can be expected to have more delicious and desirable taste than their conventional species. Toxins and chemical pesticides, in addition to affecting the health and quality of products cause environmental damages. For instance, these chemicals are easily washed out of soil easily and pollute lake, river and underground water. On the other hand, these chemicals can damage soil microorganisms and destroy soil structure and reduce soil’s nutrients.
Furthermore, as the population grows and the need for more food increases, along with the risk of environmental destruction; preserving natural resources, especially natural nonrenewable resources and supplying them for future generations are considered. For this reason, it is more important to use this agricultural style (model), in order to preserve natural resources and health of crops.