Conventional farming is that which employs the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on crops therefore leaving toxic residue when harvested. In conventional farming, animals may be subjected to hormone injections and antibiotics. These are being used in order to increase production as well as prevent and treat animal diseases.
The use of any synthetic chemicals is prohibited in organic farming therefore antibiotics, anti microbials, hormones and other growth promotants are not utilized. Instead, the use of natural substances such as compost and insect predators are employed.
Organic farming provides us with the ability to improve our soil, provide uncontaminated waterways, protect native biodiversity and the ecosystem and show greater compassion to the welfare of animals. It is against organic regulations to inject hormones or antibiotics to the animal.
Animal welfare in organic farming is highly regulated in order to provide humane and compassionate treatment. The killing of the animal is done in the most humane way possible.
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