ENVIRONMENT- A third of the fruit produced in Europe is contaminated by pesticides, according to a study by the NGO Pesticide Action Network Europe published on 24 May. This figure shows how much pesticide residues contaminate our fruits and vegetables.
Does this mean that all the products in our cadis are organic to be healthy? Not necessarily. Even if all the manufacturers praise the benefits of organic, nutritional balance (eating diversified, neither too fatty nor too sweet) remains the most important thing to stay in good shape.
For the health of the planet, organic farming is more respectful of the environment, animal welfare and biodiversity than conventional farming. It is true that this method of agriculture which does not use pesticides has many virtues.
Today our soils are devastated (20 to 40% of the planet’s soils are already degraded). “If we continue with intensive agriculture the soil will no longer meet the needs men by 2050”, explains Rachid Mrabet, IPCC rapporteur, contacted by The HuffPost.
To be able to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050, we must now “pamper” our soils. For this, according to Rachid Mrabet, organic farming must not only use neither inputs nor pesticides, but avoid as much as possible intensive plowing that destroys life.
Will crops without pesticides and without “intensive” tillage be able to feed the almost 10 billion human beings that we will be in 2050? We explains everything in this new episode of the HuffPost environmental podcast, L’Enver