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Biodynamic

Definition:

Biodynamic farming uses organic practices such as crop rotation and composting, with special plant, animal and mineral preparations. Production practices are done according to the rhythms found in nature.

Example of Biodynamic:

The tragedy of the Dust Bowl reminds farmers about the danger of single crop farming. Thus, a biodynamic farming is seen as more sustainable as it uses crop diversity and crop rotation method in their practice, in a way that is similar to the natural systems.
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