World Executive Digest | How Organic Farming Helps Save the Environment | Organic farming is a set of agricultural practices that focus on growing food through natural methods instead of using synthetic inputs. This includes avoiding the use of synthetic or harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
Though it may seem more complicated, organic farming is actually quite profitable especially since organic food, such as stevia, is appealing to customers as products that are both healthy and ethical. In addition, organic farming brings about many benefits in terms of its overall impact on the environment as compared to more traditional farming methods. Here are just some of the benefits of organic farming:
Organic production removes the need for persistent and harmful pesticides from entering the environment. The use of pesticides and chemicals can impact negatively in several ways. One, pesticides increase the ability of plants, plant-eating insects, fungi, and bacteria to be resistant to diseases that can disrupt the natural balance. Also, chemicals can contaminate soil and water and often last for decades before they completely go away.
Soil may become dependent on the chemicals that are being used, meaning that it cannot thrive on its own. Studies have shown that organic farming builds up the soil a lot better, with organic soil being able to host as many as 1 billion helpful bacteria as compared to chemical-heavy soil that can only carry hundreds.
According to a study, organic fields had significantly more topsoil than a chemically treated field and also had only one-third of erosion loss. This is important since land erosion can affect food supplies and land areas that can then negatively impact to human lives.
Helps the Fight Against Global Warming
A healthy organic farming system can reduce carbon dioxide and help slow climate change. Using natural methods can also help reduce the carbon footprint of operations, meaning the overall impact of the farming process on the environment is also reduced.
Organic farms help improve biodiversity and supports animal welfare. With more of the natural habitat preserved, animals that naturally inhabit areas are encouraged to stay in the area. They can help with natural pest control. Also, animals in organic farms are not exposed to chemicals, keeping them safe and as well as maintaining their natural resistance to diseases.
Sweet and Fit Stevia
According to the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines, Sweet and Fit Stevia was the first registered stevia powder. It has no cholesterol, no calories, no carbs, and is 100% natural. Most importantly, Sweet and Fit Stevia has no bitter taste, making it a suitable substitute for sugar. Sweet and Fit Stevia is perfect for those trying to maintain a healthy diet.
Found in Brgy. Tambobong, Boacue, Bulacan, the Sweet & Fit Stevia Farm is a 2-hectare demo farm over to visitors with over 100 plots planted with at least 200 hills of Stevia each. The farm is accredited by the Department of Tourism as an agri-tourism destination.
Where can I buy Sweet and Fit Stevia in the Philippines?
Sweet and Fit Stevia is manufactured by Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation. Sweet and Fit Stevia products can be purchased at your local Mercury Drug Store, Generika, South Star Drug, and other leading drugstores. It can also be bought at Robinsons Supermarket, Waltermart, Ever Gotesco, Landmark, and other supermarkets nationwide.
For those looking to shop online, Sweet and Fit Stevia is also available on the official GIDC website and on popular online marketplaces.
Glorious Industrial and Development Corporation
72 Nuestra Señora St. 6th Ave.
1400 Metro Manila