- Created by: Amelia200314
- Created on: 16-04-19 11:16
- Increases the amount of food produced
- It is usually called 'factory farming' as a large amount of food is produced in a small amount of space
- Farmers rely heavily on the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides
- Many people are concerned about what fertilisers and pestisides can do for their health and the effects on the environment
- Animals may be kept indoors so that their diet, breading and disease control can be managed
Chemical fertiliser- fertilisers can come in dry or liquid form, they are available in organic or inorganic compounds. Fertilisers are used to feed the plants with the nutrients that they need.
pesticides- Used in plants for elliminating, preventing or controlling pests like: slugs, insects, fungal diseases (smuts, rots and mildrew) and snails.
- All food sold as organic must be approved by organic certification bodies and produced according to strict EC laws
- Farmers grow, handle and process crops without synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides or any other artificial ingredient
- It will not contain any genetically engineered ingredients
- Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones
- Organic producers can only use natural fertilisers and not synthetic ones
- Organic foods are considered to taste nicer, avoid the risk of a combination of chemicals and respect soil structure and wildlife.
Organic- Free from any chemicals or pesticides
Herbicides- A pesticide used to kill unwanted plants