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Chemical-Free

Definition:

Part of sustainable agriculture prohibits the use of harmful chemical pesticides. As a practice, chemical-free farming aims to restore soil stability and fertility in target locations. Chemical-free agriculture is difficult, especially where land has already been degraded.

Example of Chemical-Free:

Organic food are more popular amongst health conscious consumers because they are not grown with any synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, therefore are chemical free.
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