Some of the farms at the photos are organic farms, others are farms where agrochemicals are used. Can you see any difference between them?
In chemical farming, the soil is plowed, large agricultural tools such as tractors and petroleum fuels are used.
This is the same in organic farming.
In chemical farms, monoculture, only certain species selected by people are planted, hybrid seeds are used without hesitation. Trees are pruned. The situation is the same in organic farms.
Large factories producing agricultural products used in chemical farms work day and night. These farming poisons are sent around the world by ships, planes and trucks. The situation is the same in organic farms.
If there are no products that come out of the factory for only 1 year in chemical agriculture, if tractors or petroleum fuels are not used, no crops can be harvested. Production cannot be made. The situation is the same in organic farms.
Chemical farms sell their crops to wholesalers. They don’t have any chance to set any price on their own products. Crops in plastic packages reaches to people after kms of displacement. The situation is the same in organic farming.
It is not difficult to realize that there is an endless similarity between chemical farming and organic farming. The main reason for all is; in both farming forms, production relies on the agricultural equipments and products that are used instead of healing the soil and awakening it. The organic name doesn’t make it good.
Certain substances that are permitted to be used in organic farming in Greece are prohibited to be used in Italy. Likewise, the opposite is true for other substances.
The energy input of both forms of farming is very high. Factories where agricultural products are produced, the energy consumed for these products to reach the farmer, used petroleum fuels, agricultural equipments such as tractors, packaging, and the displacement of products for thousands of kms are common to both forms of farming and create very large energy inputs. The energy expended is much more than the energy produced and is not sustainable. Even if 100% organic farming is applied in all agricultural lands in the world, it will not be of much use to nature, the creatures on it and life itself. It will only extend the road to destruction a little longer. There is no question of recovery, waking up, and the revival of nature.
In the last photo, you see a photo of a natural farming farm. The soil is not plowed, no agricultural tools, products / poisons are used, the trees are not pruned. Every year, 50-55 tons of production eligible for the market is obtained from 30 decares of soil. This production is even more than the production of a chemical or organic farming farm. It offers life to all living things in nature, over 100 different crops are harvested and most importantly, the soil is alive. Even if you leave a natural farming farm alone today, it will continue to produce for years. Production is not made with human, factory or petroleum fuels. It is made by nature’s own energy.
The only way to do sustainable farming is to heal nature and awaken the soil. Otherwise, every form of farming will not go beyond consuming the world’s own energy. As long as tractors, petroleum fuels and agricultural products from factories are in our lives, even the food you produce is organic, it harms the world.
Finally; Snake venom is organic too, but it can kill you. Just because the poison is organic doesn’t mean it’s healthy.
Organic farming products can be used for a period of time when leaving chemical farming or in the transition phase; but when used in the long run the result will be disappointing.