Organic farming has expanded rapidly in recent years resulting in increased availability of products like organic cashew, organic honey, vegetables etc. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Organically grown food has higher mineral nutrient content than food grown by conventional methods.
  2. Organically grown plants are more drought tolerant.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements. Organic farming makes use of pesticides and fertilizers if they are considered natural and avoids the use of various petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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