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Changes in Organic Farming

Big Changes in Organic Farming Changes in organic farming inside the United States have been huge over the years. Increased organic food sales and increased demand for organic food. Supply from native organic farms were unable to meet the demands even though organic croplands have shown a significant increase over recent years. The 2008 farm act really handcuffed the organic farm industry for the next decade, by funding the bioengineering and non-organic farm industries in the hundreds of millions while reducing the organic farm industry funding. How Did Organic Farming Begin The concept of organic farming came from India when Sir Albert Howard learned their farming methods and championed for those concepts in the early 1900's, along with F.H. King and Rudolf Steinerto, to be used in the west for an improved farming system (Adamchak). Changes in Organic Farming Over the Years Organic food sales increased an estimated 30 billion dollars from 2010 - 2020, with certified organic cropl

11 Million Dollars Cannot Defeat GMO Measure

Experimental Technology Initially Created GMOs Genetically modified organisms are responsible for unnatural ingredients in foods that we eat. Evidence exists showing GMOs developing some serious illnesses and diseases in the human body. Major companies used extreme measures to block legislation that would divulge GMO practices. When GMOs were introduced, people reported toxic effects after consuming them because they were unnaturally created by placing genes from one species into DNA of another species. (Harris 100-101) GMOs are derived from experimental technology that creates unstable combinations of crops, animals, bacterial, and viral genes, that can't occur in nature like Vitamins, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Vitamin C, Amino Acids, Molasses, and more. (Leake 28-29) When foods inside a grocery store or supermarket are not labeled with non-GMO, then most likely they will have GMOs listed within its nutritional label. Government Measure to Disclose GMOs

Properly Managed Organic Farms Changes the World

Organic Farming Properly Managed  Image by lumix2004 by Pixabay Organic farms are farms that are managed without the use of pesticides, fertilizers and not grown in the wild (Barker). Even though food might be labeled organic, or came from an organic farm, it might not be managed properly failing government inspections and not qualifying for government incentives.  Vilicus Farms is an organic farm in Montana own by the Crabtrees. A farm that stands out due to its lack of erosion (which was tough to achieve in the first place due to the area they are in), no use of herbicides, very little tilling, excellent nutrient management, pollinators, carbon sequestration, and clean water (Carlisle 189-190). Its safe to say the food that comes from this farm is definitely clean and at higher standards than many of the farms throughout the United States. Farms like this distribute genuine organic food to markets throughout the country and help people eat cleanly. Chemical Farming Is Harmful for t