Organic farming does not use chemical, petroleum based fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Genetic modification of crops is also prohibited. Fertilizers used for organic farming include composted manure, bone or blood meal, and fish emulsion. Crop rotation also helps to maintain the nutrient content of the soil. Organic farming also uses natural methods of pest control such as beneficial insects.
In this Bright Hub guide, you will find articles about how organic farming is different from traditional or industrial farming and why organically grown fruits and vegetables are better for your health and better for the environment. You can also read about how to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables.