What is Organic farming?
Organic produce is grown with no chemicals (pesticides or fertilisers) meaning chemicals don't end up on your fork and in your body.
Organic farming utilises crop rotation and biological pest control which works with nature and the natural life cycles, while also minimising human impact on earth.
Higher pollinations rates
A study by Anderson (2012) found that the pollination rates in organic watermelon and strawberry crops increased compared to conventional crops. More pollination means more food at harvest time.
The soil quality and microbial activity of organic farming outweighs conventional methods (Velmourougane, 2016). The activity in your soil is essential for thriving plants.
Organic fruits and vegetables have been shown to contain higher concentrations of dry matter, vitamin C, minerals (iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc) and bioactive compounds (carotenoids and tocopherols), while showing low concentrations of nitrates (Brantsaeter et al., 2017).
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Pictured: Our organic garden in Melbourne.
Andersson, G., Rundlof, M. & Smith, H. (2017). Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries. PLos ONE 7(2). https://www.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031599
Brantsaeter, A. L., Ydersbond, T. A., Hoppin, J. A., Haugen, M. & Meltzer, H. M. (2017). Organic food in the diet: exposure and health implications. Annual Review Public Health, 2017, 301. https://www.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044437
Velmourougane, K. (2016). Impact of organic and conventional systems of coffee farming on soil properties and culturable microbial diversity. Scientifica, 2016, 1. https://www.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3604026