Organic farming optimizes nature by using sustainable and renewable resources and methods. In contrast to conventional techniques, organic farming refrains from using chemical pesticides, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Instead, organic farmers use environmentally sound processes like crop rotation, biodiversity, and biological control to manage pests, maximize biological activity, and protect the health and integrity of the soil. If you can’t buy organic, remember that the benefits of eating your fruits and veggies far outweigh the risks associated with pesticide exposure.
Pears always seem to lose their fight against apples…. We don’t really know why. Perhaps it’s because they are not perceived as nutritious as apples, or maybe it’s because they are more delicate, or because the marketing machine behind the worldwide apple producers is so much more powerful. No matter what, I’ve decided to give […]