Most crops in Australia are grown with the aid of toxic synthetic chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and fungicides to ward off pests, weeds and diseases. Toxic residues from these chemicals are found on conventionally grown fruit, herbs, plants and vegetables and even snacks, skin care products and clothing.
In conventional farming, animals are being injected with growth hormones and antibiotics in order to increase production and to treat animal disease. Antibiotics are given to livestock to treat certain infections; and are also given to prevent the spread and development of infections that is more likely to occur in an overcrowded space.
On the other hand, organic farming produces food without the use of any synthetic chemicals. Improvements in land and environment are seen through organic farming. This is done via better soil combination, cleaner waterway and protection of native biodiversity. Organic farming shows a greater compassion towards animal welfare.
A growing body of sophisticated research has compared the impacts of organic and conventional farming systems on soil and food quality. Enhancement of soil quality in organic apple production systems can lead to measurable improvements in fruit nutritional quality, taste, and storability.2
Here are 5 great places we recommend you get your organic food from: