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For 30 years we’ve been farming organically, using Earth-friendly methods to grow our produce and sharing the benefits of delicious organic food with everyone who enjoys our harvest. When you choose organic, you’re spreading those benefits, too. Here are the facts! 

When we grow organic on more land, the benefits — like cleaner air and water, healthier soil, safer fields for workers, safer food for everyone — grow, too. This year alone, Earthbound’s organic farming on nearly 48,000 acres will keep about 16.5 million pounds of synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides out of the environment. That’s about 130 million pounds of harmful agricultural chemicals we’ve kept out of our food and the environment since we started!

And every time you choose organic, whenever you shop, you’re reaping those benefits for yourself and all of us who call the Earth home.

Comments

Apr
05
How does organic farming
By: em.mann

How does organic farming manage agricultural crisis regarding drought and chemicals killing bees?

Apr
08
Emily M.
By: jean

Emily, organic farmers deal with the same weather-related issues that conventional farmers have. The advantage that organic farmers have in a drought is that soils rich in organic matter hold water more efficiently than conventional soils, which typically contain less organic matter. As for chemicals harming bee populations, organic farmers aren’t allowed to use the toxic synthetic chemicals that may be related to colony collapse disorder. Successful organic farming depends on a healthy, balanced ecosystem and organic farming methods contribute to maintaining that balance. ~Jean at Earthbound

Apr
05
I like the idea of organic
By: wrightteammexico

I like the idea of organic foods. What concerns me is how do orgnaic farmers prevent air with pollutants blowing onto their organic fields? The GMOs and undesirable fertilizers has me concerned.

Please advise, Linda

Apr
08
Linda W.
By: jean

Linda, organic farmers are required to maintain appropriate buffers between their fields and conventional fields. There is no set distance for the buffer – the guidance is that the buffer must be sufficient to prevent cross-contamination. So the size of the buffer will vary depending on topography, prevailing winds, what’s being grown conventionally nearby, and a variety of other factors. ~Jean at Earthbound

Apr
05
You ask "Why eat organic?"
By: lindakdog

You ask "Why eat organic?"

...I answer, "Why NOT eat organic?"  I can't come up with one solid answer why if given a choice anyone would rather NOT eat anything organic.  Like you say, to protect our planet, our bodies & minds, organic in my way of thinking is the ONLY way!

Sep
12
Bravo! Keep up the good work!
By: wendygg998

Bravo! Keep up the good work!

Sep
16
  Love you salad greens.
By: Gerryjo

 
Love you salad greens.

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