What is Organic?
In simple terms, Organic Farming is the process of producing agricultural products preserving the environment and avoiding synthetic materials, such as synthetic fertiliser, pesticides, and antibiotics. Thus, organic products are guaranteed to be close to nature as much as humanly possible, and contain no substance harmful to you.
Fertilizers used for Organic Farming are obtained from natural sources such as on-site manufactured compost, livestock manure, & algae extracts. Pests are usually repelled by using strong-scented flower plants like marigold, and insects may be trapped using mechanical methods. Insect repellants like margosa extract may also be used to keep insects away from products.
Organic farmers and food processors follow a defined set of standards to produce organic food. These standards cover the product from farm to table, including soil and water quality, pest control, livestock practices, and rules for food additives.
- Preserve natural resources and biodiversity
- Support animal health and welfare
- Only use approved materials
- Do not use genetically modified ingredients
- Receive periodic onsite inspections
- Separate organic food from non-organic food
Whether the Organic Products taste better or not has been a topic for many debates all over the world. However, many organic food lovers testify that organic foods tastes better than those grown using chemical fertilizers etc.
Marigold at Katuwawala farm as an insect repellant