- 07 Jun 2019
GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS
Have you ever wondered how food gets on your plate?
It’s quite difficult to understand the long, mysterious journey from underneath the ground right up to the grocery store and onto your kitchen table.
After a lot of researching, soul-searching, speaking to people, digging up facts and understanding the bigger picture, we assure that switching to an organic lifestyle could easily be the single-most effective way to curb physical and mental health problems and help in creating a sustainable universe.
First things first, let’s try to comprehend the necessary internal and external factors required to grow something off the ground. Fertile soil, adequate weather conditions and appropriate protection from pests, excess wind and heat. With enough care and nurturing, the seed eventually evolves into a plant and finally into an edible piece of food. Now, imagine the same process of cultivation on a much bigger scale, for families, cities, countries and even continents. Hence, in order to retain the monopoly in the food industry, some businesses tend to use cheaper resources that yield double the quantity of produce at half the cost. Food, not only toxic to the human body but also an important factor in the immature ageing of the nervous system.
Produce sprayed with pesticides and fertilizers decreases the nutritional value along with us ingesting deathly chemicals. Similarly, food items that look bigger, brighter and vivid in colour than their counterparts are injected with artificial growth hormones, making it pleasing to the eye but extremely harmful for our insides. These are the adverse effects adulterated food can have on our body.
Thankfully, due to social media and the earthly awakening of human beings in this century, we have finally realised the importance of eating right. Organic food is grown purely with the intention of consuming food like our forefathers, clean, in optimum weather conditions and without the use of any external sources. Food grown in such conditions are the purest form of nutrition, fortifying the human body by tenfold.
India has been a silent supporter of organic food as opposed to other countries, learning of the good things it does, slowly. With only a decade young, the organic food industry has noticed a wide boom garnering support from the youth and old folks alike.
It’s never too late to make the organic switch!