The very first Biotta juice in 1957 was already made from organically farmed produce. Since then we have been consistently producing 100% organic juices. But what exactly does organic mean? And what are the differences from conventional agriculture?
What distinguishes organic farming?
1. Holistic thinking:
Organic farming is conceived as a holistic ecological system that takes into consideration the soil, plants, animals, humans, water and air.
2. Natural fertilisation:
The fertilisers comprise nutrient-rich, living, animal and mineral components.
3. Abstaining from artificial fertilisers, chemical sprays and genetically modified organisms
Differences between organic and conventional farming:
· Plants derive nutrients from microorganisms in the living, healthy soil
· Natural fertilisation using compost, manure, green manure, etc.
· Promotion and use of beneficial organisms
· Fertiliser, pesticides and GMOs prohibited
· Direct feeding of plants with artificial fertilisers, resulting in weakening of the plants, loss of resistance
· Vulnerability to diseases and pests
· Use of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides
· Harms beneficial organisms; pesticide and antibiotic residues in soil, water and humans