Thursday, May 31, 2012
When growing organic crops there are many stimulations that the farmer must adhere to. Mainly organic food means that the producers do not use any pesticides while growing the food. The owner of the vineyard described how he lets the grapes grow naturally without the help of chemicals. A bonus to not using pesticides is that the production cost is less because they are letting the plants grow naturally. The owner also explained how when plants are sprayed with pesticides the chemicals seep into the plant and the consumer ends up eating them. To counteract harmful diseases the vineyard has been spraying their plants with copper. Instead of seeping into the plant, copper only creates a film on top of the grape leaves therefore not harming the plant or the consumer. Organic growing is a much healthier way to approach food.