Welcome! This studio is all about supporting organic farming practices in the U.S.
Did you know that less than 1% of U.S. farmland is organic?
Organic food is important because it is not full of pesticides, and is non-GMO.
GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms, and are bad for our health.
Organic foods are also fresher than non-organic because they are not full of chemicals designed to keep food on the shelf longer.
Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds. The term pesticide includes all of the following: herbicide, insecticides (which may include insect growth regulators, termiticides, etc.) nematicide, molluscicide, piscicide, avicide, rodenticide, bactericide, insect repellent, animal repellent, antimicrobial, and fungicide. The most common of these are herbicides which account for approximately 80% of all pesticide use. Most pesticides are intended to serve as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general, protect plants from weeds, fungi, or insects.
But pesticides are also very bad for human health, and we should all be careful of what has pesticides and what does not.
Here are some illnesses caused by pesticides:
And more. So try and be careful of the pesticides you eat.
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63 people Supporting Organic Farming Practices in the U.S. in this studio so far.