Organic vs. Conventional Food and Farming

                                        Organic Pros  

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         Organic food can have a positive effect on the human body, there are no chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides used. (buzzle.com) Genetic enhancements are used to make crops larger, and taste better. Yet, they take some of the nutrients of the plant and are not used in organic farming. (buzzle.com) Every year 1 inch of soil is lost to conventional farming; this is because they use so many pesticides, which make the crops stronger but the soil weaker. Organically farmed crops use natural fertilizers, which make the soil healthier, and better cared for. Fertilizers are usually made of animal manure, blood mill, and feather mill. Soil can also be depleted by pesticides, which are not in organic foods. (buzzle.com) Finally, people support organic farming because it has the potential to be better for the environment because there are no chemicals sprayed down on to organic crops, therefore nothing being sprayed into the air. (Cone 4)     
          
           "Many organic practices simply make sense, regardless of what overall agricultural system is used. Far from being a quaint throwback to an earlier time, organic agriculture is proving to be a serious contender in modern farming and a more environmentally sustainable system over the long term." -David Suzuki, an organic farm owner

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Left= A hoe (popularly used in organic farming)

Right= Hay (A popular organic crop)