Food production since the ancient practice of agriculture has been organic. It means that plants were grown naturally without the aid of chemical inputs in terms of synthetic fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. Everything thrived in their indigenous habitat, with unknown genetically modified organisms.
The world has turned back to organic farming after bouts of diseases – both of the human body and the soil – have been traced to the use of chemicals in raising plants and livestock.
As a holistic system, organic production is designed to improve the productivity and fitness diverse communities within the agro-system that includes soil organisms as well.
One commonly used herbicide has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen,” and the insecticide chlorpyrifos has been associated with developmental delays in infants.
There have also been studies conducted that pesticide residues – at levels commonly found in the urine of kids in the US may contribute to ADHD prevalence; and also linked to reduced sperm quality in men.
A nine-year study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Research Services (USDA-ARS) showed organic farming builds up organic soil matter better than conventional no-till farming.
Moreover, not only does organic farming build healthy soil, it helps combat serious soil erosion. It also helps conserve water as farmers spend time amending soil correctly and using mulch.
Healthy lifestyle through organic food.
New Zealand is one of the first countries to practice larger scale organic farming back in the 1980s and has since grown into an important food segment among the market.
In 2013, 17.15 million or 40 percent of farmlands have breed designated as organic farms. This grew to 42 percent in 2014. Today, organic farming and the demand for organically grown or produced foods is growing globally with many countries in Oceania, Europe, Asia and North America.
Sante New Zealand Limited, a distribution company of organic wellness products trade and produce commodities that do not have synthetic, harmful ingredients while serving as a mounting venue for entrepreneurs. Among its flagship products is Sante Barley, a supplement made out of 100 percent young barley grass that is grown in the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand and is certified organic by BioGro.
Barley grass (Hordeum Vulgare)has one of the most balanced nutrient profiles. It is a combination of micro-nutrients some of which include Vitamins, Amino Acids, Minerals, Alkaline Minerals, Proteins, Phytonutrients, Antioxidants Chlorophyll and Enzymes. Barley grass powder is very potent to fight free radicals that can cause damage to health.
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