A Sustainable Future with Organic Agriculture
Have you already made the switch to organic? If you haven’t, you might want to take action now and support organic farming!
According to a recent study published in the journal “Nature Communications”, converting to organic agriculture could play an essential role in fighting climate change by reducing greenhouse emissions and storing carbon in plant biomass and soils. Not only does organic farming efficiently reduce many negative effects of today’s intensive food systems, such as nitrogen surplus and high pesticide exposure, it also has the potential to contribute to a more comprehensive and sustainable food system, if combined with reduced consumption of animal products, avoidance of concentrated livestock feed and reduced food waste. These promising results show that organic farming could be the solution needed to ensure food security for a global population racing away to over 9 billion by 2050.
As one of the best tools in organic agriculture, neem is vital in the fight against global warming. It is an effective sustainable crop care solution and an all-natural fertilizer that improves soil quality and is filled with nutritional value. Its high levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium increase the soil’s water-holding capacity and soil organic matter, resulting in better yields and a greater ability to sequester carbon.
When used as a biodegradable pesticide, neem works against over 500 insects, representing an effective alternative to commonly used synthetic chemicals, which not only pollute water bodies and the air, but also degrade land until it is no longer able to produce food or store excess carbon.
Why keep supporting practices that are not only unhealthy but also unsustainable? Demand change and start consuming organic food, treated with non-toxic and natural pesticides like neem.