Conventional farming and food production practices are creating serious environmental and public health problems. Only from what is made public, we know we are confronting periodically with serious challenges: cancer-causing pesticides on foods, the rapid spread of antibiotic-resistant diseases, or contaminated drinking water.
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Behind all this, farmers declare one and do another. That is how products that are genetically modified, with much higher levels of pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics than said or legal get to our table every day. We feed them to ourselves and our children, relying on the label notifications and “natural” word all over de place. Well, “natural” is neither legally classified or certified, nor real.
Thankfully, we have an alternative: organic. Studies after studies show organic food is better for our health, and organic farming is better for our environment. And lands in Romania are still proper for organic farming.
In Firiteaz we’ve been doing organic farming for more than 16 years now, on 1000ha of land, producing and manufacturing:
- ancient cereals (rye, wheat, einkorn, spelt, emmer, oats, barley)
- medicinal plants for tea (marigold, cornflower, thyme, lavender, sage, mint, yarrow, elderflower, horsetail), handpicked, flower by flower, and naturally dried, in the shadow
- mustard (processed as various assortments)
From planting and harvesting, to processing and packing, we are sustainable and in harmony with nature. We do this at Biofarmland, but also engage in agricultural endeavors in home gardens, small businesses vegetable farms and orchards. And we aim to expand it to more homes and families interested in organic farming and organic food processing, by supporting them know how and leading them in the whole process.
Our agriculture enhances, so, rather than diminishes the fertility of the soil and the biodiversity of our ecosystem. So let us all go forward with nature, support organic farmers, start cultivating your garden, because on the long term, going forward with Nature in a natural way is the only way anyway!