Conventional vs Organics, handouts

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Overview Conventional Farming Organic farming Video: My Father’s Garden The difference between conventional farming  and organic farming Sustainable Agriculture
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Conventional Farming 1940’s began farming with agri-chemicals  Fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides 1972 Congress ordered the EPA to test all pesticides for  potential hazards.  All agri-chemicals can remain until EPA proves dangerous 1990’s pesticide companies focus on genetic  engineering Using agri-chemicals and GE seeds is the predominate  way food is grown in U.S. so it is now called  “conventional” farming   
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Based on :  Using natural, renewable fertilizer and pesticides Compost, manure, Bt Farming in a way that maintains and replenishes the  life and nutrients in the soil.  The farmer feeds the living organisms in the soil. Handful of organic soil – 5 billion microorganisms
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