News - GO ORGANIC
by Life Positive
Organic food, she insisted, were 'living' foods, devoid of chemicals and pesticides. The regular foods we eat, often available in bright colours, are actually more harmful for our health as they are full of chemical fertilisers in the soil. Yes, organic food is more expensive. When it comes to one's health and well-being is price really a criterion? Is not switching to organic food a better option than spendingthousands on hefty hospital bills?
Naini also emphasised the use of rock salt instead of iodized salt, and non-processed oils instead of processed ones, which have zero nutritive value. Her passion for her subject was evident as she enthusiastically extolled the virtues of organic food urging listeners to switch. An interesting tidbit she revealed was that organic farmers treated their plants to natural fertilizers and even sang to them to make them feel loved and wanted.
Organic farm owner Hemant Chhabra who owns five acres of land in Vikramgarh district, recounted his personal experiences. He said that although his produce is far superior, he has difficulty in selling because the price has to be higher. He spoke of his plight, spending so much and getting nothing in return, and his resilience in continuing the mission in the hope that people would convert.
In the interactive session, one lady wanted to know how to distinguish organic produce. Citing the case of fruits, Naini elaborated that organically grown fruit are smaller, have more juice, and taste better. The oversized ones are a clear indication of the use of chemical fertilisers in the soil.
The interesting session concluded with an array of scrumptious delicacies prepared by Naini's team and Fab India – whole-wheat pasta, organic lemons, glass noodles and a mango granola desert all made with organically grown food. Convinced yet of the benefits of organic?
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