A few kids get together to study how important it is for us to go organic.

A group of us have been working on a project for the National Children's Science Congress. The theme of our project was Community Knowledge on Land Use. Based on soil testing, we concluded that to improve the quality of agriculture, organic methods should be employed to sustain land over time. The effect of modern, inorganic farming methods which include the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and technology on the land may be temporary and is not long-lasting.

This leads us to the consumer: should consumers buy organic foods? Yes. To support organic methods of farming. Organic foods those produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

Why are organic foods better?

a. Organic produce is environment-friendly. The groundwater and soil is not contaminated by the use of harmful pesticides.

b. Organic produce is farmer-friendly. Constant exposure to chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers can be detrimental to the health of farmers leading to a wide variety of serious health conditions.

c. Organic produce is consumer-friendly. A diet comprising of non-organic food exposes the consumer, particularly infants and small children, to pesticides.

“I am the Earth. You are the Earth. Let's heal the world, together.” This is our belief. If it's good for the earth, it's good enough for us.

SHRUTI, IX, PSBBSSS