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Yesterday we celebrated World Environment Day - the talk on which was echoing everywhere. On the streets, in offices, in government buildings, in the UN, in schools - everywhere! But what we feel is most important, is the instinctive echo within self.     We are the environment and  whatever we do mirrors...

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Books change our lives, our minds, our ideas and our futures – for the better. While you might already be considering going organic or being more aware of what food you’re eating and where it comes from, knowledge helps you make better decisions. Here are seven books that I Say Organic loves and recommends,...

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Who doesn’t love a sprig of refreshing mint in their tea or salad? Especially when it’s fresh, organic mint is a treat for the senses. And you can make sure it’s organic by growing it at home.   What conditions does it need? Mint plants are perennial herbs; they grow all year through. They grow in direct and...

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Since 2005, UN World Environment Day has been celebrated across the globe on June 5th to raise awareness about the urgent need to protect our planet and nature. Every year, the United Nations chooses a different theme, one that’s most urgent and focuses on that, driving initiatives and projects that can make a...

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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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Rosa Basanti’s voice is bright and happy, almost always on the verge of laughter. A trained documentary filmmaker, Rosa started working in the field of education with unions, working developing tools to understand labour law. Now, she’s a freelance researcher in the field of labour rights. It’s a pleasure...

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All about sustainable farming

Posted in Uncategorized by  •  December 14, 2015

An Organic Farmer's Diary All about sustainable farming Harsh Lohit, an organic farmer talks about what sustainable farming means to him and small land holding farmers Sustainable farming is variously called organic, natural, biodynamic or permaculture; all of which are overlapping methods and systems to...

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Preparing for winters on a farm

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

Since time immemorial, human beings have always prepared for winter. Be it stockpiling pickles and preserves, eating different foods or procuring warm clothes. But with civilisation and technology, in cities, the seasons are more something we notice rather than preparing for. But on farms, winters prompt much...

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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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