If we take the US as an example, the percentage of organic farms vs. massive industrial operations is extremely unbalanced.
Only 15-20.000 of the 2 million farms in the US are organic.
The more we can support these farmers and their production, the more things can be done right.
Organic farming helps to protect both groundwater and biodiversity, which is of major importance to the people and animals living nearby the production. According to the World Health Organization, between 20,000 and 40,000 people die every year due to pesticide poisoning.
But it is not only the farmers who are affected by pesticides, the use of chemicals also has a major impact on the local population. Several researchers have found significant increases in the number of cancer cases and other diseases in production areas.
By purchasing organic products, you can be sure that production does not harm local communities.