You can be at peace knowing that you are in total control of your garden and you do not have to use any pesticides to keep pests away from your food. The absence of these pesticides has allowed organic farmers the time and space to produce crops and gardens without the presence of these harmful chemicals. Organic gardening is a healthy activity that does not require any pesticides. This is great news for consumers as it gives them the opportunity to support the farmers who are doing the job for them. No pesticides used means better food for everyone.
The best way to grow food organically is by growing your own vegetables, herbs and fruit. Rotten eggs and lemons have been used as an organic pesticide, but they proved to be very harmful. There are two naturally occurring pesticides called chlorogenic and thiophene which work in different ways. Chlorogenic works by breaking down proteins that cause cancer. Thiophan on the other hand kills bacteria.
Organic farmers market their produce without using any pesticides. You can pick fruits and vegetables that have had no pesticides applied to them and then cook, eat and enjoy them. There are plenty of recipes for organic cooking and eating as well as other great benefits of eating organically grown foods. There are no pesticides in the juices, meats, bread, and vegetables, and this is a great way to get the nutrients and vitamins you need without any side effects.
Natural pesticides can be applied by farmers and home gardeners on their crops or even on weeds. They are completely non-toxic and are very gentle. There is no way to know if the chemical you have applied will affect your health or the health of your children. Most importantly there are no long term side effects to be aware of. As with traditional pesticides, they may destroy naturally occurring beneficial insects as well as other pests like leaches.
Another benefit of organic farming is the absence of genetically modified (GT) seeds. Genetically modified seeds are often used by farmers because they do not require as many chemicals as traditional seeds. The problem is that genetic modified seeds are engineered specifically to increase the production of a particular trait or protein within a plant. The end result is that the plant produces a higher amount of that trait and this increases its yield. The problem is that this increased yield may have a negative environmental impact.
When you eat organically grown food, you also contribute to the environment by keeping pests out and reducing the need for soil degradation. With less fertilizer and water being used on organic farms, there are less soil erosion and no increase in greenhouse gases. The air is cleaner because there are fewer pesticides and herbicides on the ground. More people have jobs because there is less poverty due to natural resource conservation efforts and because there are more crops and animals in the marketplace because of it.
According to the United States National Organic Standards Board, organically farmed land makes up 40 percent more of the land than traditional farmland. Because organic farmers do not use chemicals on their crops, there are not the same chemicals used to control pests or to encourage growth. There is no need to spray insecticides or herbicides when there are no pesticides or herbicides in the atmosphere.
Some experts believe that there is a lack of understanding about the dangers of chemical pesticides and many people continue to purchase the so-called “natural” products despite the evidence that it is not natural at all. For example, rotenone is a herbicide that is commonly used by organic farmers but is a potential cancer causing chemical. Rottweiler breeders, for example, are using rotenone because it is supposed to protect their dogs from cancer. It can only be absorbed through the skin. Many dogs die each year from ingesting rotenone.