To practice organic production is to deal with sustainability, viability for the environment and environmental advantage. As we have said for two years, organic products are good by nature, and we affirm this with weighty reasons. They have been cultivated respecting the natural growth cycles of plants and animals, they have not been genetically modified, they do not allow the use of synthetic chemicals that can contaminate soils and aquifers. And within organic farming there are multiple examples of how this way of cultivating the land takes care of the natural reserves and the biodiversity of our fields.
To a greater or lesser extent, all this is known and has been said, but it is still necessary to work on it and remember it much more. It is crucial that people are aware of what they eat regardless of their professions, be they biologists, teachers, farmers, etc. All of them are consumers, who decide daily in front of the shelf or in the market stall which fruit to choose, or what vegetables or products to take home. It is not a trivial matter, because what you put on your table will have a decisive influence on your health. And the health of those at home is an issue that worries everyone, rich or poor, and it is worth investing the time there, and of course, the money.
For all these reasons, I want to emphasize that organic production is regulated by European regulations, which establish production standards, labeling and the control and certification system that all organic products must pass a rigorous control. In addition, the objectives of eco production are to contribute to the protection of the environment and the climate, maintain long-term soil fertility, provide a high degree of biodiversity, substantially ensure a non-toxic environment, respect the rigorous standards of animal welfare and, in particular, respond to the behavioral needs of each species of animal. Encouraging short distribution circuits and local productions in the territories of the European Union is another key objective, helping to maintain rare or native breeds in danger of extinction, contributing to the development of the supply of plant genetic material adapted to the needs and specific objectives of organic farming; cooperate for a high level of biodiversity, in particular through the use of diverse plant genetic material, such as ecological heterogeneous material and ecological varieties suitable for organic production. Promote the development of plant improvement activities for organic plants in order to contribute to the advantageous economic prospects of the organic sector.
After more than 30 years managing organic farms, and fully immersed in the agroecological world, I have found people committed to the environment, and to others, who have committed to respecting and complying with the strict regulations in order to offer organic products. that are more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
Again I repeat, as the ‘Región de Murcia Ecológica’ campaign says, the ecological, the organic, the bio, call it whatever you like, it is good by nature.