Organic Agriculture, is it Worth it?  

Posted by Wyatt

According to public perception, organic food is the healthy option. Sales of organic produce have rocketed over the past few years with the organics industry sending out messages of safer, healthier food created by farming practices which are better for the environment. But is it really as good as we think? Critics argue that organic farming leads to the risk of contamination with potentially dangerous bacteria and mould toxins, and increased levels of 'natural pesticide' found in organic produce could even be as dangerous as synthetic chemicals.  I think that it is important to reduces the chemicals and other nonessential farming practices that could be harmful to our environment. For example we have implemented some things of our own we  pioneered "swath-grazing" in 1961. Since then, we have eliminated 70 per cent of fertilizer costs with their swath-grazing practice and do not have to harvest grain, I say it is a win win. It is important to use technology to protect food but also to protect the environment. 

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It wasn't too long ago that I heard about swath grazing- hard to believe that you have been doing it for so many years!


Yes to swath grazing. It has so many benefits, saves your equipment & fuel as well as labor.