We at Organic Depot share a common thread which binds people who are raising voices for organic producers' ( Farmers) livelihood and marketability of their produce.
If you look deeper into what you are having for your dinner tonight, you are not in a position to know if this has come from a conventional agricultural farm using Organic manure and naturally occurring compost or from the land added with Fertilizer, pesticide strewn fields & growing Hybrid varieties.
There are more reasons why people ate natural traditional food for hundreds of years and how they have been healthy and led a life free of common ailments.
These farmers whom we are trying to lend a hand are going back to traditional ways of farming, which we have personally seen, realized and monitor. Realization dawned on us when we came across happy faces eating good food.
Benefits are galore and our Land has been bestowed with Natural selection of crops like drought hardy varieties sown near Krishnagiri to saline soil suitable varieties in Nagapatinam and much more. Most of the varieties are indigenous and have not been bought from foreign lands or are genetically modified.
One thought which has stuck into people's mind is that whatever is CLEAN and looks great are high in quality and good for our health. Actually those are a depleted source of vitamins and essential amino acids which gets polished during the processing.
Let's welcome change for betterment of our future generation.
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One thought which has stuck into people's mind is that the polished rice is CLEAN & COSTLY so it is healthy. Actually it is a depleted source of vitamins and essential amino acids. In reality there are no nutrients in it and is one of the main reasons for higher incidence of diabetes. A rice grain with husk removed is most nutritious to consume. The removal of Husk exposes rice bran which is highly nutritious.The complete milling and polishing that converts brown rice into white rice destroys 67% of the vitamin B3, 80% of the vitamin B1, 90% of the vitamin B6, half of the manganese, half of the phosphorus, 60% of the iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids.
We call a produce (vegetables, fruits, cereals, milk, butter, coffee, tea or any consumables) Organic in nature when the farmer makes a proper use of his natural resources like preparing plant extracts for controlling pests, introducing insects to control pests, soil conservation techniques, water harvesting techniques, animal husbandry resulting in manure and in farm waste management- a chemical free & No Genetically Modified ecosystem.
Traditional oils like Coconut Oil/ sesame Oil/ Gingelly oil are extracted through large metal containers present a disadvantage of losing the essential nutrients due to high rise in temperatures generated in metal extractors; this oil when used for cooking has negative side effects on the body due to fatty acids in it, but when the oil extracted via traditional wood extractor (COLD PRESSING) it does not result in high temperatures and also retains essential nutrients and is healthy in its un refined form, Hence a need to rethink our oil usage depending on our lifestyle.
Hybrid variety means creation of new organism by bringing together genetic material of 2 related organisms- this process occurs naturally in nature or even under controlled conditions in fields. A hybrid rose with bright colours and sweet smell.
Today most of the rice consumed by general public in cities is HYV (High Yielding Varieties)
These HYV of grains are artificially genetically engineered resulting in dwarf varieties when compared to traditional long & thick, and similarly harvest period too has been shortened while in traditional varieties sowing and harvest depended on seasons conducive to farming
The flip side to these HYV is highly susceptible to attack of pests and diseases- but unknown are the pests and diseases because of change in their genetic constitution
Farmers have been complaining of decreasing yield of HYV paddy, wheat and other crops over the years and increased use of pesticides and fertilizers
With decreasing productivity the soil has increasing salinity / deprived of essential nutrients and more dependent on synthetic artificial fertilizers and externally applied nutrients- this gets accumulated into the grains eventually consumed by people
GMO as 'is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.'So can comfortably assume that a food which in perfect in all respects might not be a SAFE FOOD. Any food which does not contain GMO's or any kind of manipulation by science and technology is safe to consume.
GMO food have not been extensively tested for human consumption, it has always been seen as a route to produce More crops and also crops to suit our needs like crops free of pests/ crops able to withstand harsh weather/ crops or fruits designed to produce bright colour and texture of its skin/ crops which can be harvested in lesser time period and much more based on conveniences. This is SIMPLY against nature.
The cases of GMO in our food cycles-
BT Brinjal, which generates its own pesticide to kill the insects which sits on it. If an insect can die after sitting on this plant. Is it safe to humans?
Genetically modified – Strawberries which intakes fishes gene, GM Carrot which intakes scorpion gene. Are the GMO's really vegetarian, in reality it's not. But the seed manufacturers claim it gives good yield. Can we feed poison to keep everyone alive in this world What a DAMN Idea…..
India a hot center for growing anemic cases- deficiency of Iron in body is termed anemic. So what do we do? Do we propose to introduce genetically modified Bananas with high Iron content? Organic scientists, activists and farmers are protecting indigenous plants and their knowledge which highlights the importance of biodiversity of nutrients in our diet. They have been raising voices against GMO Bananas and other plants into our system in the pretext of reducing anemia. The diversity in our traditional food varieties has always kept us healthy. Why run behind a humble Banana and turn it into a GMO, while we can adopt other Iron rich vegetables to beat Anemia?
Eat naturally grown rice, wheat, vegetables, millets and fruits. Which will make us live a healthy and a holistic life which made our ancestors to live a healthier life even at the age of 130. Rather don't spend your money in eating Hybrid, GMO or pesticide sprayed foods and shed your money to your doctor and medicine.
Grow your own kitchen garden, where you can cultivate your own vegetables and fruits which you can use it for yourself and can be rest assured you are eating the natural one.
Let's be natural and truth full to save our environment…
Maapillai Samba variety: In the olden days, prospective bridegrooms have to prove their mettle by lifting up a heavy stone called Ilavattakal (a big stone). Such bridegrooms used to take Maapillai samba to increase their body strength.
Karunkuruvai variety: Broken rice is mixed with other herbs and consumed as gruel to cure elephantiasis and arthritis. Rice is consumed as a tonic by patients recovering from chicken pox.
Neelan Samba - this is a Red rice variety popularized from ages of sages. Special mention in ancient texts of Ayurveda as nivararice, one which balances the tridoshas in human body. These rice varieties find mention in 1000's of years old Sangam literature
Poonkaar variety: Poonkaar is consumed as gruel or as flattened rice (aval) to improve overall body strength. Rice from the previous night (neeragharam) keeps us active throughout the day
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Coconut water- This water has special place in Ayurvedic treatments. Some of its benefits include- cleanses urinary bladder/ abundantly unctuous/ reduces heat of the body & it can easily replace saline solution in the body
Coconut Milk is a low calorie Good for heart drink which contains just 1 gram to 8 grams of protein in Milk but helps people fight weight gain and also good on heart
Soy Bean has been an important part of diet of Japan, China and Korea for many thousands of years. The new found love among US food manufacturers in processed form presents Soy bean with many diminished nutrient contents. Soy Bean is an important source of enzyme-supporting molybdenum, a very good source of bone-healthy manganese, and a good source of energy-producing iron, phosphorus, and vitamin B2; heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and potassium; and anti-oxidant supportive copper.
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