IS YOUR FOOD GROWN WITH NATURAL PROCESS? JUST CHECK….

We are proud of and believe in richness of Indian culture. Our culture is the evolution of timely civilizations. Farming has been always an integral part of our civilization. Different phases of our civilization witnessed progressive pattern of farming. We were and are rich various crop production. The agriculture is the major ingredient of overall growth of Indian economy.  India is one of the most populated countries of the world. We need ample of food to feed this population. The major challenge is everyday growth of population. Due to this growth, the demand of food is also increasing but the land to produce food products is limited. Then, to meet this demand, the quantity-centric product approach was started. There, we comprised with the quality of agricultural production. The same land is being used for multiple crops and for multiple times. The way to meet demand of quantity, we started using various supplements such as fertilizers, pesticides, genetically modified crops, etc. The chemical-based and against-the-nature approaches were implemented during this period.

CHALLENGES FACED BY INDIAN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

  • ⦁ Lack of proper irrigational facilities.
  • ⦁ Use of unirrigated land for crop cultivation
  • ⦁ Heavy dependency upon monsoon
  • ⦁ Lack of effective government policies to adjust the price
  • ⦁ Higher cost of input buying than cost of sale
  • ⦁ The inefficient and unplanned use of water for agriculture
  • ⦁ Lack of knowledge about natural farming process
  • ⦁ Use of chemical in cultivation or farming

 

USING CHEMICAL IN CULTIVATION IS NOT THE SOLUTION

EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL BASED FARMING

Use of chemical through various forms is increasing day-by-day to meet the increasing demands of farming products. These chemicals are always harmful to our lives. Only to get the fastest and ample of production, the producers are using these chemicals, knowingly or unknowingly. These chemicals damage our health than we think.

1. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND OTHERS

  1. ⦁ They pollute the environment.
  2. ⦁ There is unending presence of chemicals in atmosphere, ground and water even after the work is finished.
  3. ⦁ These chemicals travel through air, soil and water other than specific area of application.
  4. ⦁ They cause collateral damage, beyond their intended use.
  5. ⦁ They contaminate surface water and groundwater.
  6. ⦁ They injure of non-target species, including us.

2. EFFECTS ON SOIL AND CROPS

  1. ⦁ They contaminate and damage soil of farming.
  2. ⦁ There is comprise in the nutritional value of the food and also contaminate it.

3. EFFECT ON OUR HEALTH

  • ⦁ Chemical pesticides, fertilizers are linked to a numerous of diseases.
  • ⦁ Research says exposure to these chemical supplements in farming increase the chances of following dieses.
    • 1. Neurological Disorders
    • 2. Cancer
    • 3. Parkinson’s Disease
    • 4. Childhood Leukemia
    • 5. Lymphoma
    • 6. Asthma
    • 7. And many more.

SOME FINDINGS;

  • ⦁ Falling of mineral values in fruit and vegetables by 76% between 1940 and 1991 in US.
  • ⦁ Found pesticide in food, including lemons, lettuces, peaches, nectarines, potatoes, etc.
  • ⦁ Study was conducted by a multi-university research team in Toronto, concludes, “people should reduce their exposure to pesticides because of links to serious illnesses. Results of this study found consistent evidence of serious health risks such as cancer, nervous system diseases and reproductive problems in people exposed to pesticides…through home and garden exposure.”

 

 

EVEN MEDIA ASKS US TO SAY ‘NO’ TO CHEMICAL

 

1. THIS WIDELY USED PESTICIDE IS MESSING UP YOUR HORMONES (SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

According to the research done on the Neonicotinoids and its effect on human health. It is observed that they may also have an impact on human health by disrupting our hormonal systems. Neonicotinoids act on insects’ nervous systems, killing them by paralysis…

2. CONVENTIONAL FARMS ARE BETTER FOR ENVIRONMENT THAN ORGANIC FARMS (SOURCE: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE & HEALTH)

Science says that Organic food isn’t tastier or healthier than conventional food. According to the new study in Nature Sustainability says that gigantic, high-yield “corporate” farms are better for the environment than an organic one…

 

 

 

3. 20 REASONS NOT TO FEED YOUR FAMILY ORGANIC (SOURCE: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE & HEALTH)

Some corporate organic food manufacturers and traders are making fool to feed your family organic…

4. NO, ORGANIC FOOD DOESN’T REDUCE CANCER RISK. THAT’S BIOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE (SOURCE: AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE & HEALTH)

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine claims that eating organic food will reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer. But we already know about organic food. It’s not any more nutritious than conventionally grown food…

 

 

 

5. KERALA AGRICULTURE MINISTER: ORGANIC AND NATURAL FARMING WILL GIVE FARMERS SELF-RELIANCE AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE (SOURCE: MOGANBAY)

In an interview to Mongabay-India, Kerala’s Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar said that after the floods of August 2018, Kerala’s agriculture sector suffered a loss of Rs 190 billion. Kerala will officially launch a programme on zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) this week which will help the state’s farmers develop self-reliance and climate resilience…

6. JAPAN’S URBAN AGRICULTURE: CULTIVATING SUSTAINABILITY AND WELL-BEING (SOURCE: UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY)

Urban agriculture has experienced a revival in recent years. It might be because of developmental failure, a nuisance or just nonsense. The underlying momentum is to provide community access to fresh, locally grown foods. Urban planners in Japan are seeking innovative solutions to manage the social and environmental challenges imposed by urbanization.

 

 

 

 

7. 3 TIMES MORE THAN AVERAGE USE OF PESTICIDES IN HARYANA STATE…. EVERY YEAR INCREASE OF 29 THOUSAND CANCER PATIENTS (SOURCE: DAINIK BHASKAR, ORIGINALLY IN HINDI)

3 times more than average use of pesticides in Haryana state, 45% brands are substandard, these pesticides became major reason of cancer and every year increase of 29 thousand cancer patients in Haryana State.

8. NO STRENGHT IN TODAY’S INDIAN FOOD AS IT WAS 30 YEARS BEFORE (SOURCE: e-PAPER HINDUSTAN, ORIGINALLY IN HINDI)

The strength in Indian food is decreasing day by day. There are no nutrients in fruits and vegetables as per we found 30 years before. Grains, Dal, Vegetables and fruits are with less protein and carbohydrate…

 

 

 

9. PESTICIDES ARE BANNED IN 28 COUNTRIES… (SOURCE: NEWSPAPER, ORIGINALLY IN HINDI)

Considering the risk with the life of butterflies and honeybees, the European Union has taken decision to ban pesticides…

10. PESTICIDE OVERDOSE PUTS POISON ON YOUR PLATTER (SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

All the fruits and vegetables look fresh and shiny from its appearance. But they are not good for the stomach as they may be carrying a hefty dose of pesticides. Pesticides cause a toxic effect on human health.

 

 

 

11. NATURAL FARMING – THE KEY TO LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY (SOURCE: e-PAPER DAILY NEWS)

In ancient time, agriculture was the only occupation to earn money. Among the diverse communities, the farmers were the highest respected. This shows the importance given to agriculture and food security in people’s daily lives compared to other professions. Natural farming was a co-evolved system that maintained soils production potential for literally thousands of years.

12. BUMBLEBEES SHOWN TO SUFFER REPRODUCTIVE FAILURE AFTER PESTICIDE EXPOSURE (SOURCE: BEYOND PESTICIDES)

Wild bumblebee pollinators are particularly unsafe to the consequences of neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides. Exposure to these compounds conflict with mating success and population stability of bees.

 

 

TIME TO BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING WITH OUR FOOD… JUST CHECK….