New Years Resolution Ten: Think Outside of the Box
One of the coolest things about organic is that it forces us to think outside of the conventional agriculture toolbox. Instead of using toxic, synthetic pesticides and man-made fertilizer, organic farmers have to use innovative solutions to challenges they face in the field. The great thing about organic is that, by preserving a healthy ecosystem, it is able to create an environment that supports healthy plants without the use of synthetic materials. For example, one recent study showed that organic farming promotes overall pest control by supporting beneficial predators. The study also showed that insect pest and pathogen infestations were similar between conventional and organic farms — suggesting that the use of synthetic chemicals was no more effective than organic pest control methods.
This New Years Resolution is part of our 2019 Series on New Years Resolutions. Read the full article on December 10th, 2018 - 2019: Be a part of the solution, and make your new year an organic one! Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center