Myths On Organic Farming

Before going into this concept there is one thing that everyone should understand clearly. Organic farming is not a new scientific approach but in turn, they are the techniques that were used for generations by our ancestors. The rising demand for food and the wish for earning more money has forced the farmers to pursue other scientific techniques of farming. When agricultural scientists introduced the concept of hybrid seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides, people were more attracted to them since they offered more yield with less water and maintenance. This concept was convenient for most farmers and they started viewing agriculture as a business rather than as a way of life. But the constant disorientation in the health of the people allowed them to realize their mistakes in the current model lifestyle and force them to shift back to organic food which has almost been depleted from the face of the earth.


One of the main questions pointed at by organic farmers is the price of the products since they are much higher than the normal products in the market. The reason lies within three important factors like Space, vulnerability, and hard work.




Organic farming is usually carried out in small batches rather than on a whole scale of land. This is because most farmers still do not prefer going for organic farming as they do not involve any government subsidies. So the quantity of the product produced is also low. Since there is a lack of fertilizer and pesticide usage the production will also be lower.




The crops produced through organic farming are naturally grown and hence they cannot be preserved for a long time using the chemicals. They also have the risk of getting affected by the temperature fluctuations and other storage conditions, unlike the factory-made ones. The soil should be subjected to continuous crop rotation to maintain fertility. The lack of usage of pesticides will result in losing a considerable amount of crops to pesticides.


Hard work


The farmers are involved in organic farming or subjected to more work and spend their entire day in the fields. It's not just about reaping the products but storing them and processing them also requires more handmade techniques which involve a lot of work. From sowing to reaping every single process is carried out using manpower which involves a lot of hard work.


All these factors combined have made the product obtained through organic farming costlier and more valuable.