Why or­ganic is best

Country Smallholding - - Feature Resilient Growing -

Ac­tu­ally, this wasn’t picked up much by the press at the time, but it should have been. A rel­a­tively re­cent in­de­pen­dent study by the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment showed that or­ganic farm­ing prac­tices can have a pos­i­tive im­pact on hu­man health. Whilst the au­thors pointed out that these were early re­sults, the study high­lighted many ben­e­fits of or­ganic over none across the board with for ex­am­ple a higher level of omega-3 fatty acids in milk and meat be­cause of a higher grass, clover and for­age-based diet. From a gar­dener’s per­spec­tive, or­ganic veg crops were also shown to be higher in an­tiox­i­dants, with fewer pes­ti­cides and toxic heavy met­als (amongst other ben­e­fits).

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