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The mass movement is spreading in INDIA, people here are more aware now Regarding Pesticides or fertilizers and GMOs and their harmful effects, Sikkim was the first state to be fully Organic and now all the other states are following suit… I would thank  CM Chamling, and Rosie and Peter who are doing the same for Goa .. The motto of farmers in INDIA stands for ” Growing food that sustains not only its consumers, but also its environment. ”  by small leap and bounds this will be done,  since Chemical farming has had 60 odd years to solidly entrench itself in our agricultural systems, but slowly and steadly people in india are doing it..i would also thank Vandana Shiva for her crusade and  awakening  regarding GMO’s harmful effect

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~ Galactic Human ~

Is India on its way to becoming an entirely organic nation? Just over two years ago, in September 2014, the Indian Government launched their revolutionary Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (National Agriculture Development Program) as a way to encourage organic farming, and decrease dependence on chemical agents. In January 2015, the state of Sikkim was declared as the country’s first 100 percent organic state. Sikkim produces 800,000 tons of organic produce that’s free of harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers and toxic GMOs — accounting for roughly 65 percent of India’s total organic produce yields.

The western Indian state of Rajasthan launched plans for dedicating thousands of hectares of land for the farming of organic pulses just a few months later. Their effort seeks to combat the rampant protein malnutrition, and the unsustainable practice of chemical fertilizer-based farming.

Another western Indian state now also seeks to join in. Goa has also recently announced that they will be looking to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and is also seeking to go 100 percent organic. The State Department of Agriculture has launched a state sector plan titled, “Assistance for use of organic inputs by the farmer.”

Ulhas Pai Kakode, Director of Agriculture, commented, “This is the first step we have taken in the direction of organic farming in the state. Hopefully, more and more farmers should adopt the practice of organic farming after availing this scheme.”

Under this new plan, farmers can receive significant assistance from the government when it comes to obtaining organic agricultural inputs, such as organic fertilizers and bio-pesticides. Up to 50 percent of the tab will picked up by the state government, but there will be some limitations. AnonHQ explains that these benefits will be limited to 10,000 Indian Rupees (INR) per hectare with a maximum of up to two hectares , or INR 20,000 per beneficiary for all categories of farmers on the use of organic inputs. Farmers with plots as small as 0.1 hectare will be considered eligible for the program — which will also help to keep the tradition of small-scale ingidenous farming alive and well.

Organic farming is nothing new; its a tradition that has sadly been overtaken by overzealous coroporations. In India, organic farming has been practiced since ancient times and once ensured quality food for consumers. The recent resurgence of organic farming in India, however, is largely due to the increasing demand for organic products in Western nations.

The organic food and fiber market is growing at an incredibly rapid pace, with some estimates suggesting that the market is expanding by up to 25 to 30 percent. A study by ASSOCHAM, which stands for The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, suggests that the organic food market in India will reach $1.36 billion by the year 2020. The study also suggested that organic farming efforts short focus largely on pulses and grains.

The exponential growth of the organic market has even led food manufacturers in the United States to pay their farmers to make the switch to organic practices. In the US alone, sales in organic marketplace expanded by about 11 percent — reaching a whopping $43.3 billion last year — equalling about four times the growth in sales of food products, overall.

Organic farming in India is also expected to continue to grow, especially as the government continues to financially support organic farming endeavors. Increased awareness and availability of organic foods has also greatly contributed to the sucess of organic food. Additionally, the rise in health consciousness and healthier lifestyle changes have also played a significant role in the growth and demand of organic foods.

Sources:

AnonHQ.com

TimesOfIndia.IndiaTimes.com

EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com

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Comments on: "INDIA for Safe Food ( Safe Food Our Right ) ~ No Chemicals And No GMO" (2)

  1. I don’t know how many people realize this or not, but GMO simply means “Genetically Modified Organism.” AND, the GMO plants and vegetables are modified to endure harsh environments and diseases so you have a better crop. The REAL down-side to GMO crops is that every year you must BUY new seeds from the producer as GMO crops DO NOT produce seeds for the following year’s crops!
    Otherwise, there is really nothing wrong with GMO plants, fruits and vegetables. In “most” cases, GMO crops are more nutritious, tasty and, more pleasing to the eye!
    MONSANTO has the monopoly on ALL GMO crops and therefore EVERYONE must pay them for next year’s crops. THAT IS the real reason for “outlawing” GMO crops in many countries…MONEY!!!

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    • I wont agree on ur Views here regarding GMO… you can watch my Monstato Category for more details…or listen to vandana shiva discussion on same. This GMO’s are bad for human health in the very own words of Geneticist David Suzuki its a bad science he further states Quote ” By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment.The FDA has said that genetically modified organisms are not much different from regular food, so they’ll be treated in the same way. The problem is this, geneticists follow the inheritance of genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to take this organism, and move it horizontally into a totally unrelated species. Now David Suzuki doesn’t normally mate with a carrot and exchange genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to switch genes from one to the other without regard to the biological constraints. It’s very very bad science, we assume that the principals governing the inheritance of genes vertically, applies when you move genes laterally or horizontally. There’s absolutely no reason to make that conclusion” Unquote same goes with cows like the pure indian breed and western breed of cows the indian breed produces one of the finest milk that is A2 you shld read keth woodfords book Devil’s in the milk…………. how he criticises the corporate bodies in marketing A1 milk…. we live in a Toxic World… man is improving gene of all species except it’s own..WHY???? He needs to improves his own genes then go for the rest??? He knows he is playing with Fire.. You cant be GOD

      Anyway am short of time … but will post another amazing article regarding GMO and its side effects

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