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Organic Trends in India

India has more than 300,000 organic farmers, and that number is growing!

Monsanto, the agribusiness giant that likes to stomp on smaller farmers with their genetically altered seeds & growing methods is trying to make their mark in India but Indian farmers are fighting back with organic methods, and that's always a good thing.

One farmer speaks out about the benefits of organic farming:
"Our rice yields under the organic system are almost as good as before," he says, as his wife scoops up cow manure with her hands and pats it into disks to fuel the cooking fire. "And we're spending much less money on inputs, since we're not buying pesticides and fertilizer — although labor costs have increased."

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1 comment:

Fig+Sage said...

Very interesting Lindsay! I've watched several documentaries on Monsanto and it's very scary stuff indeed. Thanks for sharing this link...I'm off to NPR to check it out now :)