Organic Living News

Gail Taylor never planned to be a farmer. After earning a degree in foreign policy, she worked in Guatemala helping women recover from the trauma of war. But when she returned home to Washington, D.C., in 2005, Taylor volunteered at an organic farm in Maryland. “I wanted to learn…

The food industry and consumption patterns are going through a sea change with increased awareness leading to consumers wanting organic products more and genetically modified ones lesser and lesser. With that in mind 31-year-old Rishabh Chokhani, whose family was in the pharmaceutical…

The joy of eating home-grown fresh vegetables and fruits is something else. I still remember eating simple sabzi my grandma would make using beans, lady fingers and brinjal from her backyard garden. The beautiful cherry tomatoes she grew – I would eat them as soon as they…

Till a year ago, Jaspal Kaur’s daily life comprised a rigmarole of household chores, interspersed with some activities at the women’s self-help group in Changali Wala village of Sangrur, Punjab. But now, she is most likely to be found at a field on the outskirts of the village,…

Ruchi Jain used to go on field visits to different villages in India as a government official under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. She was working on rural electrification project funded by the World Bank between  2012 and 2014. 

 

Amid the huge crisis over the global market due to the Coronavirus effect, the central government is planning to promote organic farming to boost Indian agriculture and commodity market into a self-dependent and self-sufficient mode. 

As a mother of two, 24-year-old Rajshree from Andur village in Osmanabad, Maharashtra, was at her wit’s end. Her children, aged 3 and 5, were falling sick almost routinely every two or three weeks. The nature of the ailments was common, and the parents were incurring heavy medical…

Our vision is to make good food and a holistic lifestyle easy for people. We want to develop and nurture a sense of purpose which is greener and more sustainable,” says Akshay, the co-founder.

When Suresh Devang, an IT professional working in California told his parents about leaving his job and taking up organic farming in India professionally, he faced protests in place of support. His family members failed to understand why someone at a senior position would want to…

With the UN urging us to change our ways in the face of climate crisis, Joyce Fegan meets producers who say going organic isn’t just good for the environment — it’s also good for their bottom line.

We all need to eat and farmers need to make a living.…