In the present days, organic food products are getting popular. Using organic methods to produce food has become more reliable to keep us healthy. When we use organic methods to produce food, synthetic and chemical substances are no longer used to kill pests or to fertilize the soil. Instead of using these old ways, we will prefer to use the natural and organic methods to prevent pests and to fertilize our soils.
Maybe we’re wondering how we can prevent pests that destroy our farms if we can’t use the usual pesticides. Actually, we can replace the chemical pesticides with organic methods that are more natural. First, we have to make sure that our farms are healthy by controlling the plants regularly, the soils, and the foliage. Next, we can use beneficial insects such as praying mantis, ladybugs, or hover-flies that naturally eat the pests. For bigger pests such as deer and rodents, we can control them from coming by creating non-toxic recipes that will deter them without having to kill them.
Other than pesticides, we may also use natural and organic fertilizers to replace the regular chemical fertilizers. These natural fertilizers include manures from animals, worm castings, decayed vegetation, seaweed, humic acid, or even guano (another type of manures from seabirds or cave-bats). By using these natural fertilizers, we’ll be able to make organic food products that are more beneficial for us and the world. Let’s see some of the benefits.
Without any chemical or synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, we have no worries about consuming chemical substances as we don’t use them.This way, we make sure that we consume healthier products for our body. Moreover, organic food products are also better for babies and pregnant women who are usually more sensitive to food products and need good ones for their health developments.
Helpful for the Environment
By using organic pesticides and fertilizers, we also help our environment as these natural pesticides that don’t contain chemical substances and fertilizers such as biological manures will not pollute our environment. This means we are one step ahead in protecting our environment and clean water.
Better Taste and Flavour
By using natural and organic methods in managing our farms and making food products, we will not eat food with chemical taste and artificial addition. The products become purer, fresher, and also more natural.
Good for Animal Protection
Not only for us and the environment, we also help to protect the animals in the wild, fish, and birds that consume water in the lakes, oceans, and rivers to survive as we help preventing water pollution from pesticides. Additionally, by using natural recipes to deter deer, we don’t need to kill them to protect our farms as they won’t come.
Organic products usually cost more than the normal products. But, don’t get terrified by the prices. It’s logical that we’ll have to pay a bit more for organic products. However, by keeping us healthy with organic products consumption, we have already prevented expensive medical bills.