THE FARM HAND is a very successful venture by Sarika Gupta for organic Farming. Compared
with conventional agriculture, organic farming uses fewer pesticides, reduces soil
erosion, decreases nitrate leaching into groundwater and surface water, and recycles
animal wastes back into the farm. Organic farming as a practice has witnessed a steep
boost over the last few years. The most common reasons we can attribute to this
phenomenon are the improved taste and higher nutritive value derived from organic
produce. However, its advantages are not restricted to its benefits pertaining to
consumption and nutrition. The organic farming practice also comes bundled with huge
Reduces pesticide and chemical residues in soil.
More nutritional value compared to conventionally grown products.
Tastes better than non organic food.
Promotes animal welfare.
Improves immune system.
Safe guards natural flora, fauna and natural habitat.
Consumes Less Energy.
Reduces Nitrogen Run-Off Induced Pollution.
Facilitates Healthy Soil Formation.
Combats the Effects of Global Warming.
"If You think organic farming is expensive, you might as well want to think
about the long bills you'll have to pay at the hospitals."
Pesticide and chemical use results in many negative environmental issues:
Pesticides allow disease resistance to build up inplants, weeds,
plant-eating-insects, fungi, and bacteria.
Pesticides and chemicals sprayed on plants contaminate the soil, water supply, and
air. Sometimes these harmful pesticides stick around for decades (maybe longer).
Synthetic chemicals also discourage smart farming practices such as cover crops and
crop rotation, which in turn, may cause other harmful environmental problems like
"Returning to your roots and reminiscing them
is the call of the time."