Organic Farming – Need for a balancing Act
Organic food has captured the imagination of ‘the wary’ at large and that of the ‘health conscious’ in particular. It is definitely the trend in today’s world, as is evident by the widespread demand, in both the developed as well as the developing countries. This has caused several multi- national food co- operatives to stake their claim in the organic market, leading to a profound increase in the production and availability of organic food.
Although the growing organic food production and consumerism is very encouraging, care must be taken to extend support to small-time farmers, who were once considered the back- bone of the society. It is imperative to conduct extensive research in order to analyze the criticisms leveled against organic farming, besides employing better techniques to produce larger yields.
Support to the ‘organic’ industry must be extended by consuming its produce. Greater strides should be made to enable these foods to be accessible to a larger section of the world’s population. As we stand at the cross roads for a better future, it is important to create a robust, disease-free generation that would lead the world towards a blazing tomorrow. It would also be wise to remember to treat Nature with respect and caution. After all,
“ Nature is not governed, except by obeying her” - Bacon
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- Blake.F, Organic farming and growing, 1994,Crowood Press.
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