Farms use strategies to co-exist in harmony with surrounding ecosystems and incorporate measures to reduce pollution from water runoff and other production practices.
Choosing foods produced with less chemicals and hormones could have positive health consequences and may also prevent dangerous runoff in the environment which affects both plant and animal life.
With a precarious economy and concerns about food-borne diseases and the runoff from factory farms on the rise, everything old is new again and this includes raising backyard chickens.
By proxy, this means that you are supporting the many positive ecological factors, like the elimination of harmful runoff and human treatment of animals and employees, associated with organic farming and manufacturing.
Organic Farming Methods: Agriculture industries have moved over to organic methods of growing plants and raising livestock in order to reduce the amount of chemicals contaminating water from agricultural runoff.
Organic farming and manufacturing produces less harmful runoff and leaves a smaller ecological footprint on nature, animals, and even people, which is an investment into our future that cannot be taken lightly.
Every day we use that money to pay for crews to travel to polluted regions of the waterway to remove litter, saw apart large natural debris and work to prevent soil runoff and erosion.
Water runoff from commercial farms carry huge amounts of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, depositing them into lakes, streams and aquifers used to supply nearby cities and towns.
Runoff: Rain washes over city streets, factories and fields, and it carries chemicals like oil and gasoline from cars, fertilizers and industrial chemicals into the water supply.
They get into surrounding ecosystems through rainwater reaching underground aquifers, and from runoff going through storm drains and eventually ending up in streams and lakes.