…and you think you are environment-friendly?
Granted, you are devoted to organic and natural living. You have an environment-friendly lifestyle. And your living, breathing, eating habits are ecologically supportive. You frequent Farmers’ Markets. That is why you are a part of our community. It’s a pleasure interacting with you.
But, is it enough to play safe only for yourself and your loved ones? You might be harming the environment by omitting to help protect others too. You have a duty to warn others of the dangers that pollution poses to our world. For starters, look at the effects of farming on the ecology. It is a well-known fact that:
Conventional farming uses chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that pollute the soil and the ground water.
- It uses up a tremendous amount of water for growing
- Toxic pesticide residues found on fruit and vegetable skins find their way into your food
- Human sewage, tainted with harmful shampoo chemicals, is used as a fertilizer in farms. It contains hormone-disrupting chemicals, leading to multiple diseases.
- Pesticides interfere with your vitamin D levels, leaving your immune system weak, and exposing you to infections.
On the other hand, Organic Farming is safe for the environment because –
- No chemical pesticides are used
- It produces far less CO2 emissions
- It uses far less water – for eg: Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
- Pesticide or herbicide residues are not entered accidentally into the environment – reducing ground-water pollution, prevents soil-erosion and promotes bio-diversity
- Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides.
Become an advocate of organic living. Spread the good word. Share this blog with loved ones, with friends. Every voice counts!