Organic Farming Pros And Cons

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What’s with the recent rise in organic farming? Although organic production methods have been met with adequate speculation throughout history, it seems as though this alternative farming method has begun to take hold in the United States. While this may be largely due to the increase in false health concerns surrounding traditional techniques used in agriculture, one may suggest that growing popularity of the practice has reached the agenda of former presidents and congressmen, increasing the benefits for organic farmers, and penalties for conventional. So what does organic really mean? Basically, when an individual buys an organic product, they are paying additional money for something not to be in the produce such as man-made chemicals and GMOs (FAQ, 2017). Rather than manmade chemicals, which were specifically designed for the control of pests on produce, organic farmers typically use natural chemicals such as rotenone (Organic Foods, 2017). Rotenone, a chemical that naturally occurs in the roots of tropical trees, has been under heavy fire for the links it has to an increase in Parkinson’s disease among those associated with the dangerous chemical (What is Organic…show more content…
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