5 Principles of Ethical Growing

5 Principles of Ethical Growing

If you are growing, you need to be sure that you are doing it ethically. If you don't, you won't just feel bad about your operation. Your customers might also choose to walk away. Put your growing operation in the best position to succeed while also pleasing your customers or yourself:


There can be a lot of waste produced by growing operations. Despite this fact, a lot of people choose to throw everything into a landfill. This is not a good idea, as the environment is getting challenged more every year. Besides, you can save money by recycling, so it makes sense.

Related: 3 Top Tips for Recycling Farm Waste | AG Wired

Use the Right Chemicals

The chemicals you use on your plants will have a significant effect on the outcome of the taste, health, and appearance. You want yourself or your customers to love the benefits of consuming the plants, not the opposite. So, you should use chemicals that are approved for consumption (and only if you have to, most people prefer their food and products chemical-free). In addition, use ones that don't do so much harm to the environment or leave traces behind in the soil.

Related: The Chemicals in Everything We Eat | Business Insider

Flavor Naturally

Specific flavor enhancers are artificial. They are made with harsh chemicals that take up the flavor and turn it into something distasteful. Essential oils and similar ingredients are both a natural choice for you and taste great. The key to it, like many other things, is to know which ones are best used and how much to use. But at the end of the day, you’ll end up with a great tasting products or meal.  It's one of the ethical keys to growing with pride.

Related: Source To You | doTERRA

Save Electricity

The world is using more electricity that it can afford to right now. If you can cut it out in any way in your growing process, you should try to do it every time however you can manage it for your situation. For instance, one of the really useful ways that you can achieve this virtually every time when you want to reduce electricity usage for your plants is to look into solar panels for energy sources.

Related: Gardening Tips for Saving Energy | SF Gate

Be Honest

No one likes a company who doesn't tell them the truth. Be upfront with people about what your plants are and where they came from. That way, consumers will know what they are buying, and will consider their business there to be well worth it and ethical.

When it comes to growing, not all strategies are created equal. Some operations are better than others. They use the tips above to make sure they are doing something they can feel right about at the end of the day. So, make sure you are doing that too to avoid feeling like you're fooling others or doing something that isn't great for the rest of the world. Many consumers are very ethically conscious, preferring natural ways of eating and health alternatives.

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