Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Overview

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Overview

Organic Food
In this article I will give a detailed overview of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) is a government of India scheme which ensures the promotion of organic farming. Is Organic Food Really Good? Before going into the details of PKVY Scheme I would like to highlight that organic food in general is popular more for what it does not contain than for what it does – namely synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. And this in itself has a huge effect on your health, and the health of our environment. Is Organic Food Something New? Organic food industry is a big and growing industry in the West today, as they are slowly realizing the harmful side-effects of mechanized farming,   strong pesticides/ insecticides and livestock pumped up with…
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Organic Tomatoes vs Conventional

Organic Tomatoes vs Conventional

Organic Food
In this post, I will share with you 27 Organic tomatoes vs Conventional Facts. Earlier I have talked about 17 Amazing Facts about Organic Tomatoes. Organic tomatoes are grown naturally using fertilization and pest management techniques that do not use artificial or synthetic chemicals. Conventional tomatoes are however grown using modern farming techniques - artificial fertilizers, chemicals, herbicides, synthetic pesticides and mechanized processes. 27 Organic tomatoes vs Conventional Facts # Aspect Conventional Tomatoes Organic Tomatoes 1 Pesticide Conventional Tomatoes are one of the highest pesticide sprayed vegetables in the world. Organic tomatoes have very low pesticide residue. 2 Pesticide Synthetic pesticides are a significant health risk and may cause birth defects, nervous system damage, hormone disruptions, respiratory disorders and various types of cancers. With organic toamtoes, the chances of these…
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Benefits of Organic Baby Food

Benefits of Organic Baby Food

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In this article I will talk about all the wonderful benefits of organic baby food. We all want to give our children the best start in life. So we try to ensure that we give the best possible food. We spend a lot of time in doing research and will not hesitate to spend any amount of money for the health of our children. Yet despite our best efforts we may not always be able to do so because even the best quality food may have some undesirable content. For example, conventional farming uses a lot of strong chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and insecticides, a significant amount of which is actually absorbed by the produce. Studies have show that many of these chemicals are harmful for our health and more…
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23 Major Benefits of Organic Diet

23 Major Benefits of Organic Diet

Organic Food
In this article I will talk about 23 Major benefits of organic diet in terms of its positive impact on health, environmental, community and local economy. Organic food industry is a big and growing industry in the West today, as they are slowly realizing the harmful side-effects of mechanized farming,   strong pesticides/ insecticides and livestock pumped up with steroids and antibiotics. India, a predominantly agricultural country, after having experimented with Western-style farming for 50 years is now going back to its traditional organic farming methods which she has been practicing for millennia. But why is organic food such a big deal? Why is organic farming on the rise? It is so because organic food is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, artificial chemicals, genetic engineering and relies on natural…
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14 Organic Food Stores in Kolkata

14 Organic Food Stores in Kolkata

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In this post I will share a list of 14 organic food stores in Kolkata where you can buy certified organic fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items. Organic food industry is growing in leaps and bounds in India. And Kolkata is not to be left behind. People are becoming more health conscious. They realize the benefits of organic food. Organic food is that which is grown naturally without using artificial fertilizers or synthetic insecticides. Organic produce has a lot of health benefits as organic fruits and vegetables contain no artificial pesticide residue. Plus organic food is also good for soil health and environment. In the last 5 years the number of organic food stores in Kolkata has gone up significantly. Departmental stores, stores like Fabindia as well as specialized…
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17 Wonderful Benefits of Organic Tea

17 Wonderful Benefits of Organic Tea

Organic Food
In this article I will talk about 17 wonderful benefits of organic tea in terms of health, environment, biodiversity and economic benefits. As we are all aware, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. An Indian drinks at least 2 cups of tea per day on an average, and in US approximately 4 in 5 people consume tea. Tea has a lot of health benefits which accrue over a long period of time. Since tea is so widely consumed we should ensure that the positive benefits of tea remain and they are not cancelled out because of other factors. This is where organic tea plays a very important role, and in the next few paragraphs I will explain why organic tea is better. Before…
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