What is organically produced food?
Organically-grown produce is grown, packaged and stored without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or irradiation. Conventional produce farming uses these chemicals to control attacks by insects, fungus and weeds. Organic produce is minimally processed to maintain the integrity of the food. Organic farmers rely on natural fertilizers, releasing predator insects instead of pesticides, crop rotation to re-nurture fields and mechanical weeding rather than the use of herbicides. The main objective is to create an ecologically sound environment that naturally wards off pests and diseases.
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