Organic and conventional farming have a lot in common
(NC) Deciding whether or not organic or conventional produce is the right choice for your family can be quite confusing.
But, these farming practices aren't the polar opposites that many people think they are. According to CropLife Canada, organic and conventional farmers share many common practices and a commitment to delivering high quality products.
Farming practices like conservation tillage, crop rotation, and integrated pest management (IPM) – which is a range of preventable practices that help farmers avoid pest issues – are used in both types of farming.
Pesticides are also a part of both farming operations. The key difference is that organic farmers use natural pesticides while conventional farmers generally use modern synthetic ones. Whether natural or synthetic, all pesticides in this country are regulated by Health Canada, an agency whose number one priority is to protect our good health.
A lot of decisions impact what goes into our grocery carts, but one thing everyone agrees on is that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is the right move for a healthy daily diet.
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