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Organic farming explained



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Organic farming works with natural ecosystems and biological processes to produce high quality food, maintains and encourages biodiversity on farms and their surroundings, and encourage fair rewards for farmers and others in the food system. Organic farmers use legumes to capture nitrogen from the air instead of using artificial fertilisers and rely on crop rotations and diversity to encourage natural weed, pest and disease control instead of pesticides. Animals are kept free-range with access to pasture, which allows them to express their natural behaviours, and greater use of pastures ensures that they complement, rather than compete with, human food needs. Manures and crop residues are recycled to help close nutrient cycles, minimising waste and conserving non-renewable resources. More
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