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Organic Foods: Alternative Pest Control: Bats

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Organic food is certainly susceptible to pests as much as "conventional" food; the main difference is that certified organic food cannot use pesticides without possibility of their certification being stripped and not reinstated for up to three years. Instead, many organic farmers must depend on permaculture techniques or organic pest control: beneficial insects, small birds and companion planting are some methods employed in organic farming.

The USDA has an entire series of videos on YouTube which give information on environment, sustainable farming, organic farming, the importance of local food (economically and healthfully) and other subjects within the realm of the USDA. Granted, the USDA is interested in many parts of food production, but it's good to see them promoting different avenues of agriculture including organic, sustainable and elements of permaculture.



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