Healthy Soil leads to Healthy Crops Healthy Animals and Healthy Humans
Organic farming is a system of farming that works in harmony with nature and looks after the health of the ecosystem in order to maintain a healthy soil, which in turn produces healthy crops. This means farming in a way that cares for the environment and practices a high level of animal welfare without relying upon synthetic chemicals.
Farmers combine traditional proven farming methods with modern technology. Rather than using synthetic pesticides to kill pests, farmers discourage pests by planting a biodiverse range of crops, by crop rotation, and by using natural biological and environmentally friendly sprays. Farmers nourish the soil and its microcosm of life forms rather than force-feeding the plants causing them to grow unnaturally quickly.
This means no artificial pesticides, no herbicides, no hormones or growth promotants no Genetically Modified Organisms and no food irradiation.
Biodynamic farming is an enhanced method of organic farming utilising traditional preparations, whilst acknowledging universal forces at play in the farming environment.