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Growing organic crop is done by crop rotation growing
different crops in the same place each year, so that nutrients
can return and pathogens don't build up.
Plants are fed using green manure and compost
It began in the 1930's and 1940's
There are 40% more antioxidants in organic food
There are higher levels of minerals like zinc and iron in the
Organic food does not contain pesticides which can
adversely affect the nervous system, increase the risk of
cancer, and decrease fertility.…read more
Contains more vitamins and minerals
A major benefit to consumers of organic food is that it is free
of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
A healthy plant grown organically in properly balanced soil
resists most diseases and insect pests.
Organically grown plants are more drought tolerant…read more
It can be more labor-intensive
It can be more time-consuming
It's not as productive
Organic farming cannot produce as much food per acre as
other farming methods
Doesn't last as long because it has no preservatives
Organic agriculture is hardly contributing to addressing the
issue of global climate change.
More expensive…read more