The 5 Key Benefits of Organic Agriculture
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar on organic agriculture. The organizers of the seminar were organic agriculture enthusiasts, who are on a mission to get all people to embrace organic agriculture. The seminar mainly revolved around the benefits of organic agriculture. By the time I left the seminar venue, I was almost fully persuaded that the organic approach to agriculture is the way to go. That is because the benefits of organic agriculture are so real and so convincing. Those benefits (of organic agriculture) include the facts that:
- Organic agriculture is cost-effective: with organic agriculture, one doesn’t have to pay for the (typically expensive) chemical fertilizers. Neither does one have to pay for chemical pesticides, herbicides… and so on. The cost savings can be very huge. On this account, it doesn’t really take a lot of money to get started with organic agriculture. In fact, one of the seminar organizers told us that he started engaging in organic agriculture as a hobby, while still working for the UPS. As a UPS worker, he would visit the Upsers.com employees portal, to check his work schedules. Thus, after signing in (through the UPSers login screen, he would go straight to the section that contains workers’ schedules. And if he happened to find some free time, he would spend it on the organic agriculture hobby. Soon, he was generating quite a bit of money through the hobby – to a point where he was able to quit his day job at UPS, in favor of the organic agriculture venture.
- The food produced using organic agriculture is healthier: it is definitely healthier than the food that is produced using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and synthetic hormones.
- Organic agriculture is friendlier to the environment: you have to understand that the chemicals used in inorganic agriculture are eventually washed down to the water bodies, where they wreck havoc on the ecological systems. With organic agriculture, this effect is averted.
- Organic agriculture can be more productive than the alternative: if organic agriculture is undertaken in the right way, one should be able, through it, to produce more food per acre than they would produce using inorganic agriculture.
- Organic agriculture is potentially more profitable: to the extent that organic agriculture is more cost-effective while also being more productive, it follows that it is potentially more productive than inorganic agriculture.