Organic farming is often defined by what it doesn’t allow – such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge and irradiation. However organic farming is much more than that. Organic farming requires balanced crop rotations, the use of green manures, methods to increase levels of soil organic matter, humane livestock practices and more. Organic farming isn’t simply conventional farming without inputs, or with different inputs. It’s a whole different approach to farming.
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