What is organic farming? Organic farming is a system of agriculture that relies on natural processes to produce food. It does not use any synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and its crops are grown without the use of conventional agricultural techniques such as genetic engineering, irradiation, and commercial feed additives. What makes this different from traditional farming? Traditional farming uses commercial chemicals like pesticides and herbicides that can be hazardous for the environment and human health.
These chemicals often run into streams or groundwater supplies which can contaminate drinking water sources; they also tend to be toxic for wildlife. On top of this, these chemicals have been found in samples taken from farm fields where they were not sprayed at all! This means that these dangerous substances can drift onto neighboring farms.