The recently held one day workshop on organic farming was themed on “A sustainable livelihood in Manipur” This function was attended by Thangmeiband AC MLA Kh Joykishan and organised by Dr. Th Krishna Foundation of Horticulture and Soil conservation with an aim of spreading awareness about organic food items.
The major highlight of the workshop was to make the farmers aware about organic farming. It is vital for consumers as well as the farmers to understand the significance of organic food items. Social worker Indira Oinam, CEO of Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Dr Devadutta Sharma and Regional Centre of Organic Farming Senior Scientist Dr V Pandey also attended the function as presidium members...
There are various diseases such as cancer and other ailments related to the lungs and stomach can occur if excessive pesticides and chemicals make way into the body. It was highlighted that dry fish, ngari, fermented bamboo are no longer safer to consume. Given the amount of pesticides, these plants and aquatic life gets drenched in, you will feel ill is to say the least. It was also highlighted that unknowingly people are consuming fertilisers and chemicals in the name of food. It was also bought under the scan that fish and meat too have urea traces that can easily lead to chronical diseases like cancer or diabetes.
Additionally, It was discussed that organic farmers should be given more incentives both monetary and non-monetary in order to boost their confidence in organic farming and encourage them to grow more organic fruits, and other crops.
As the quality of food items in India is statistically carrying larger amount of pesticides and chemicals it won’t be a hyperbole to say that – “we are not eating the food, the food is eating us”
The government is on the verge of taking much needed measures to promote organic food products and reduce the limit of pesticides being used for crops. Eating organic food not only nourishes you with nutrients but also ensures you zero side effects.
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