Conventional & Organic Farming
As defined by the USDA, conventional types of production commonly include rapid technological innovations; large capital investments; large amounts of crops grown continuously over many seasons; uniform high-yield hybrid crops; use of pesticides, fertilizers, and external energy inputs; high labor efficiency; and dependency on agribusiness.
Organic agriculture is a unique form of production that also encompasses many conventional
production practices. Fertilizers and pesticides are still used. Organic production methods produce food without the aid of synthetic inputs, such as veterinary drugs. This form of production still utilizes some forms of genetic engineering.
FACT: There are different levels of organic.
YES (Organic, Synthetic)
Yes (multiple techniques)
Harmful to Health
Uses Pesticides, fertilizers, etc
(Seeds, fuel, fertilizer, etc)
Cost to Consumer
*This chart should be used as a general reference. Check the reports section for more details.*