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We grew up in innocent times. Our parents or grandparents put food on the table and we ate it. We experienced the wonders of home gardening and produce grown completely naturally. We weren’t concerned with size or colour – it was the taste of the fruit or veggie that mattered. But today, things are very...

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The natural taste of vegetables

Posted in Why say organic? by  •  December 30, 2015

We spoke to Amit Karki about his journey to organic food across cities in India and how he likes shopping with I Say Organic. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family. My name is Amit Karki, my family has three people; my wife, my 12 year old son and me. I work in publishing, at the S Chand company....

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The Doctor says organic

Posted in Why say organic? by  •  December 14, 2015

We visited Dr Bhatnagar at his Homeopathic Clinic in Krishna Nagar, East Delhi. Articulate, energetic and with decades of medical experience, Dr Bhatnagar is by turns informative, cheery and extremely knowledgeable. For over 38 years, he’s been helping thousands of patients beat cancer. Renowned as a cancer...

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Going organic is a choice, and increasingly, an indicator of the kind of lifestyle one wants to live. We spoke to Kanika Sharma, an advocate at the Delhi High Court, about her experiences with going organic. Could you tell us something about you and your family? We’re a family of four – my dad and I are...

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The truth about pesticides

Posted in Why say organic? by  •  October 28, 2015

Chemicals, whether fertilisers or pesticides, are used during the growing process to protect or spur the crop on. Corporations aver that these are ‘low residue’, but the fact is that these chemicals are used to kill insects, and force growth in the plant – and these are what we are consuming. The beginning of...

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The Maggi controversy generated public sentiment that varied from outrage to apathy (and nostalgia!). Shockingly, the real issue this incident points to has been sidelined and not given the same kind of attention. We don’t know whether Nestle was adding lead to the products, but the contaminant was finding it’s...

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Good nutrition and healthy living go hand in hand. You cannot be healthy in the true sense of the word if you do not put high quality nutrition into your body. Many people mistakenly believe that health is about a controlled calorie intake. This is far from the truth, as all calories are not created equal. A 100...

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Despite widespread news stories about food adulteration, common consumers are still not aware of the many adulterants in their food. Dal is something found in every Indian household. You will see it being cooked in every house and commonly being eaten mixed with some rice. It's quite frightening to know that the dals...

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The increasingly poor state of the river Yamuna might affect all of us a lot more than we originally thought. While we all know the Yamuna is one the most heavily polluted rivers in the world, the shocking news is how many of these pollutants are now making their way into our food. According to a study conducted by...

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One of the main reasons for your entire family to eat organic is the harmful effect pesticides have on children. Intuitively we understand that chemicals are damaging for developing bodies, but there is not enough information on the extent to just how damaging the effects are. An article run by the New York Times...

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