Organic Food

Which is Better: Organic Farming vs Conventional Farming?

Recently agricultural sector in India has undergone significant changes. For the last 50-60 years, inorganic farming had been the preferred method not only in India but throughout the world. Inorganic farming was introduced to fulfill the demands of food for the growing population. But the extensive use of agrochemicals used in inorganic farming is having an adverse effect on our health as well as on the environment. This has led health-conscious people to find an alternative and a revival to the organic method is getting significant support across the world.

Traditional Soul of India made extensive research related to the methods of agriculture and collected some useful information that we would like to share with you. In this blog, let’s get to know what organic and inorganic farming are, the differences between the two, and analyze which is better.

What is organic farming?

Organic farming is not something new, it’s an age-old method of agriculture that has been marginalized in the second half of the last century against the large-scale inorganic farming practices. It is an agricultural practice that makes use of the nature-based, environment-friendly sustainable technique. In this, farmers replenish soil fertility with the use of compost manure, green manure, and bone meal. Here, emphasis is laid on crop diversity, crop rotation, and companion planting. In addition, it encourages biological pest control and fostering of insect predators. Hence, it is clear, Organic farming is purely a natural agricultural process that has long-term benefits for the whole planet Earth and its residents.

Organic food produced from organic farming is advantageous for health. These foods are grown naturally, take time to grow and mature on their own, and are rich in nutrients. Some even claim organic foods are superior in taste. And most importantly they are devoid of chemicals and pesticides which are creating havoc on our health.

What is inorganic farming?

Inorganic farming is an agricultural practice that gained momentum in the last century due to its high-yielding capacity. It employs a full range of pre and post-plant tillage practices, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides. This is characterized by a high degree of crop specialization. Buying synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and other medications to control pests, diseases, weeds, etc. is an expensive affair. But they have a splendid result on the yield. It requires less land and time for higher yield. So, it gained popularity and side-lined the traditional agricultural practices. And now, after so many years of practice, it’s revealing its side-effects – which are alarming!

The regular use of synthetic fertilizers and other agrochemicals during and post-Green Revolution has adversely affected the environment and ecological balance. It has led to degrading soil quality, soil acidification, etc. Moreover, the environment is being harmed due to the emission of harmful greenhouse gases from synthetic fertilizers such as nitrous oxide. It is estimated that 60% of nitrogen pollution originates from crop production.

Inorganic agriculture makes use of synthetic fertilizer, pesticides, etc. during cultivation that leaves residues in the produce. These residues enter the food chain and cause ecological imbalance. The presence of these chemicals in our bodies is causing several health issues. Among agricultural women, there is an increased incidence of miscarriages, birth malfunction, stillbirths, and delayed pregnancies. In general, it’s causing high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, etc.

Now, we have come to know a lot about these two popular agricultural practices and we have realized that inorganic practices that proved a boon to combat hunger through mass production are now a cause of concern. It is deteriorating the quality of the environment, soil, and health of farmers and people in general. Because of the ill effects of inorganic farming, people are turning to organic farming and organic food.

Traditional Soul of India strives to offer you the healthiest food!

Traditional Soul of India works with farmers who are traditional and organic, in nature. Our farmers work hard to prepare their land for cultivating organic food. They grow food organically and naturally using the essentials – sunlight, oxygen, water, and manure. These food are 100% organic and healthiest for you. We make this healthy food accessible to you and your family.

We produce a range of food products that are GMO and GE-free and rich in nutrients. We produced and processed our food as per NPOP Standard of India and EU Regulation No. 834/2007. We have USDA, Organic India, Javik Bharat, One Cert, Organic Manipur certifications. Thus, we are a trusted organic-based agro company.

Conclusion

Both inorganic and organic methods of farming have their benefits but when seen from the health and environmental perspective, organic practices have an upper hand. Traditional Soul of India, the best organic-based agro company aims to benefit all through our efforts. We promote healthy living through healthy organic food and also our hardworking farmers by assuring a fair return for their produce.