Food is one of the most valuable products in the entire world that can be created through farming. However, sustainable farming and industrial farming follow different paths towards this goal. However, more and more distributors in Washington DC and beyond are focusing on food that is organic, sustainable, and responsibly grown or raised. So what exactly is the difference between these two types of farming?
Food and crops, such as organic vegetables, are two main products that result from sustainable farming. If you own a restaurant or run a grocery store in Washington DC, you should stay on top of what your customers are demanding – sustainable food. When food is farmed sustainably, it means that farmers of the future will be able to do the same. What are some of the advantages of this method?
Protects the Environment: Sustainable farming helps preserve the environment. Because sustainable farms don’t depend on the various chemicals, and genetically-modified seed crops that industrial farms do, these products can last and not damage the area around them. In fact, sustainable farming seeks to make the most of the ecosystem, not disrupt it.
Protects the Public: Sustainable products are much healthier and better for consumers, whether those consumers live in DC, Baltimore, Rehoboth Beach, or anywhere else. The customers, the workers, and the people who live around sustainable farms are far better off for it, too.
Supports the Farmers: Ultimately, sustainable farming helps the farmers, whether or not a CSA is involved in their efforts.
Once upon a time in America, the vast majority of farming was done by local farming families. Around the start of the 20th century, however, industrial farming became the wave of the future. The biggest benefit of industrial agriculture is that it can turn out massive yields for relatively low costs. However, the scale of this production leads to genetically modified foods, and heavy use of pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. Factories don’t just produce your clothes or your cars – but your food too.
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