Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists.
Pesticides have been shown to have profound effects on agricultural ecosystems, especially when it comes to suppressing the naturally occurring biodiversity of insects that exists.
These critters are essential to the food chain, pollination, and overall soil health.
Jacobs Farm del Cabo recognizes this and actively cultivates this diversity. We foster natural bee pollination and regularly disperse beneficial insects to mitigate pests and create a rich web of diversity. We use cover crops—such as mustard—to naturally add beneficial nutrients, build soil structure, retain water, and strengthen biodiversity. By building soil fertility, we create healthy ecosystems that are able to deliver their own pest and disease management solutions, without the use of harmful chemicals.
Why is this important? Read on:
"Pioneers of organic farming, we seek a return to the sustainable farming methods practiced by people for thousands of years before industrial farming."