A young farmer from Yamunanagar in Haryana has become an inspiration to the farmers of the area. Paramjit Singh Hanikarak, a young farmer from Sasoli village in the district, is showing the path of pesticides free farming. In fact, when his mother became ill, he realized the problem caused by farming with pesticide. After this, he started Safe Food Farming. Today he is farming without pesticides.
WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. The new WHO recommendations aim to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics that are important for human medicine by reducing their unnecessary use in animals. In some countries, approximately 80% of total consumption […]
Just last year the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had told the Supreme Court that “GM (genetically modified) foods are not allowed in the country” and yet no action has been taken against the GM foods flooding Indian markets. The Coalition for a GM-free India has complained to the FSSAI with pictorial […]
Farmers are being advised to revert to traditional practices in farming to make it sustainable in future Experts at a workshop on climate change and sustainable agriculture have opined that the Green Revolution has done more harm than good to the agriculture sector in the country from a long term perspective. They suggested that farmers […]
Damaged soil, ill-effects from pesticides, and falling water tables are the legacy of practices that were once thought great for the state. 01 February 2004 – When Indias Green Revolution started, Punjab had a pioneering role. Here was Indias northern state with its hardy farmers toiling to transform their fields into gold. They worked hard, […]