Organic Vegetables in An Export Route

Bihar has shown an exemplary way in organic farming, thanks to the insight of the chief minister Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar’s government is promoting organic farming in a big way and the latest beneficiary of the hardwork put together by many farmers is the home village of Nitish Kumar in Nalanda District, Bihar.

Organic farming is not only flourishing in Bihar, the farmers are even preparing to export their vegetables to Europe. Farmers of a village in Bihar’s Nalanda district are the ones taking this big leap after receiving the prestigious C3 certificate by Ecocert, a French certification body for organic produce. The village is the first one in Bihar to have gained the fully organic status. The ‘Organic farming promotion programme’ launched a year ago by Nitish Kumar’s government has helped many a village in Bihar to reap success through organic farming. The farmers are happy at this new found opportunity to reach out to the organic markets internationally.

This success story has also proved a point that unlike large scale corporate farming which involves heavy machinery and pesticide support, organic farming too can get the farmer a profitable yield, that too without having to harm the land with pesticide residue in the process. It was a time consuming process for the farmers to shift from chemical farming to organic farming. However, the farmers are now happy at this new prospect of export with international firms, now that they have certified themselves as a 100 % organic village with no trace of pesticides including endosulfan, chlordane and lindane.

With many more districts on its way to complete organic status, Bihar is beaming in this new “Green Revolution”.

Advertisements

Three Refined Foods to Say No To!

Three Refinorganic store bangalore, organic food supplier ed Foods to Say No To!

Before saying no the category of refined foods without which no normal person end his day today, we must know what refined foods are? Why are they harmful? To put it in simple words, refined foods are processed foods, foods that are prepared after stripping it off all its natural goodness. It is torn apart from all the essential vitamins, minerals and fibre, grounded to nothing, pasted into moulds and processed even further to make an airy product of nothing at all. However, just today you probably had one of these and maybe tomorrow even after reading this blog you will have some more. This is because refined food has been stashed not only in supermarkets but in our lifestyles as well. Nonetheless here some of these lethal foods that one must avoid.

White Bread: Ah! This is something that you did not want to read but beware this white slice of instant food that you chomp with a slice of processed cheese can surely make your tummy full but empty your health out. A must avoid, though it’s easily said than done.

White Pasta: Yes, you want to stop reading this blog now. Wait; read it! It is for your health. Avoid white pasta; instead have brown pasta, fuller wheat is a much better option.

White Rice: White polished rice is unprotected and bad for health. It protective cover of fibre is removed making it a harmful poisonous food that half the globe relies on for their daily meals. Brown rice is highly recommended instead of white rice.

These are some of the refined foods should be avoided and instead fully natural, absolutely naturally grow foods should be imbibed into the daily diet for a fantastically energetic and healthy life. Stash some organics in your fridge, now!

Say No Genetically Modified (GM) Food

Agriculture has always been a revered occupation irrespective to the economic status and development of the country. The least of the technologies can be tried on this occupation as it deals with human food and hence any new expertise is hailed with great fanfare. This happened when pesticides cured the farmers off their ‘agri-ills’ for a short span only to make them realise the cons much later. This has happened now with the Genetically Modified (GM) food too. The United States of America greeted the culture and the GM technology, which though denied and debated stands much lower in its intrinsic value that the standard nature given organic food.

Does the sound of ‘engineered’ food make it palatable for you? This sect of food has not really been well-researched on humans and whatever little research has been done shows no dearth of worrisome facts.  Research claims GM food releases toxins that could possibly lead to liver and kidney damage. If you are allergic to any category of food then bid farewell to GM foods as studies reveal that they hike up the intensities of the existing allergies in the body. It has also shown signs of affecting the reproductive systems with disturbing fertility factors. GM foods have also shown startling proofs on lab tested animals of the lowered functionality of the digestive system.

When food is what gives life energy, would people want doubts and worrying research findings around it? History has shown that food is best when it is absolutely natural, when it is organic. Thus, eat natural; after all, there is nothing more important than the food your body relies on.

Go Organic, Invite Healthy Soils On Your Farms!

Organic farming has always been undIMG_0179er the scanner by the agricultural community at large. However, some truths are inevitably justified and empirical research cannot defy the strength in those facts. Amongst these, one such factuality is that organic farming is better for farm soil. First of all, which soil is qualified as good soil? Healthy soil can be defined as dynamic soil, soil which experiences increasing levels of carbon dioxide and a balanced moisture saturation level that augments sustainable land for crop production.

Old and new researches spanning over two decades show some supporting facts like soil treated organically by only composts and organic matter instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been found to have higher carbon and nitrogen levels. These levels hover higher between ranges of 5% to 12% as the living microbes found are way more than on other standard model farm. The living microbe level is increasingly proportionate to the breathing capacity of the soil. Organic soil is more active by 71% than other chemically nurtured soil. The composted manure utilised in organic farming mitigates the carbon dehydration effects of the soil maintaining the desired moisture levels. Now, aren’t we talking healthier soil?

Taking a macro snapshot, the practice of organic farming helps reduce the ill effects of climate change too by fixing the carbon levels where they can be optimally utilised to produce better and more crops, the soil! Soil is the base of the entire crop production system, irrespective of the farming system in usage. Hence, give your soil a good life to give and get more life!

Grow Organic Vegetables at Home

Growing organic vegetables at home is not a big deal. If you are thinking you will need a plot of land to grow your own vegetables, you are wrong. Your terrace or your balcony is sufficient to do organic farming at home. You will eat healthy and experience a feeling of joy to see the fruits of your labour.

For those who are already into gardening, this is just the next step. Those are trying their hands for the first time can start with a few pots in the balcony. Mint, coriander and chilies are easy to grow and a beginner can start with these in a few pots in the balcony.  Moreover, these plants grow very fast and this fact will motivate you to grow more healthy vegetables. When you will develop a green thumb, you can try other vegetables.

When you start your own organic farming, ensure that the place gets abundant sunlight the area is free from seepage and leakages. Make compost with the skins of fruits and vegetables you eat and mix this with the soil. You can use dried cow dung as manure. Mustard cakes can also be used as manure. Make organic anti-pest solutions at home. You can do this by boiling neem or tobacco in water. Spray this solution on the plants to keep pests and bugs away. Onion, garlic and dry chili can also work as pest controller. Burn these vegetables near your farming area. The smoke will keep pests and bugs at bay.

Now don’t you think growing organic vegetables at home is easy?