28 Dec '11, 10pm

the daily #ecofashion update: Special Report: Farming for Life (Utne Reader)

the daily #ecofashion update: Special Report: Farming for Life (Utne Reader)

The government is trying to stop the killing and encourage low-yield, high-value production. Following an initiative laid out by farmer Purushothama Rao in the 1990s, the Organic Farming Mission offers training to farm families seeking to attain organic standards such as grass-fed cattle, crop diversity, and alternate fuel. In 2009 the venture brought together 50,000 farmers for a ceremony to reclaim pride in the profession and take an organic oath: “Farmers pledged not to use hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers or pesticides, not to commit suicide, and not to ask for subsidies or credits.”

Full article: http://www.magnifeco.com/special-report-farming-for-life-...

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