Climate Change | Organic Farming | Soil Health | Farmworkers Health

How Does Organic Farming Mitigate Climate Change?

Organic for Climate?

Climate change poses critical danger to farmers health, endangers the soil and water quality and other natural resources. Rising temperatures have already created turbulence by nurturing droughts, storms and increased natural calamities.

The good news is that organic systems that emphasize soil health help farmers resist the impacts of climate change. There is also extensive research demonstrating the potential of organic systems to reduce agriculture’s contribution to climate change. There are very less greenhouse emissions in the practice of organic farming.

Organic Standards of agriculture and farming require certified producers to implement crop rotation, cover cropping, tillage, nutrient management, and other practices that improve and maintain the physical, chemical, and biological condition of the soil.

Organic farmers do not use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, one of the primary contributors of greenhouse gases. Healthy soils help crops obtain nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients from organic soil organic matter. This reduces the need for fertilizers that can threaten water quality and minimizes the release of greenhouse gases from soils.

According to a latest Wall Street Journal report, researchers are spending millions of dollars trying to formulate device from cat litter that can alter the chemistry of greenhouse gases before it reaches the open air, like a catalytic converter to a car. Such devices can be placed at the vents of coal mines and other polluting industries.

Why it’s important to buy organic?

Benefits of Organic Cotton

  • Protect the oceans from Microfiber pollution
  • Safeguard the health of Farmworkers, Soil and Water
  • Conserve Global Water and Energy Resources
  • Reduce your risk of exposure to hazardous pesticides
  • Help keep the whole supply chain pesticide free
  • Support regenerative agriculture

Cotton is among the top 5 GMO crops in the world.  Cotton is also titled the dirtiest crop because its farming uses spraying of some of the most toxic pesticides

Those and other toxic chemicals associated with cotton production pollute waterways and damage the soil health. Leave apart the health adversaries’ farmworkers have to go through. GMO cotton isn’t just used to make clothes, bedding, towels and other textile products; cottonseed oil and other cotton crop waste products also end up in hundreds of processed foods.

Don’t want to contribute to the problem?

Avoid synthetic fabrics altogether, including conventional cotton blends. Instead, choose clothing and textiles made from 100 percent pure and organic cotton.

Choose the solution

Choosing products made with organic cotton gives you peace of mind by knowing that the items you wear or use are nontoxic to you and the environment, and don’t contribute to human rights violations. You can also feel good about using your purchasing power to make a difference. By supporting the organic cotton industry, you can influence other brands and manufacturers to consider switching to a more regenerative supply chain.

We have done our bit, its your turn:

The Organic Factor only sells Certified Organic Cotton Bedding and does not sell any product that can expose you to toxic substances. Our product collection includes Sheet Sets, Duvet Covers and Pillowcases.

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