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NDTV (2006.6.5): Farmers turn to organic farming

Monday, June 5, 2006 (Dehradun):

Dubbed the slow food movement, organic farming is the concept behind the Go Green mantra these days.

It is food that’s grown with only natural resources like manure, vermicompost and the likes, instead of chemicals and pesticides that are generally used on crops.

So far, organic products haven’t had too many takers but a few like author Chandrakant Rathi won’t have it any other way.

“Spinach used to taste real bad. My doctor advised me to have lots of it for my health. But the spinach from the market tasted and smelled bad. I switched to organic and realised it’s healthier and safer to have,” said Rathi.

Probably, that is encouraging small farmers in places like Dehradun to join the slow food movement.