Organic Farming | VOL. 12, ISSUE 71, March-April 2012 |

Organic Agriculture: An Indian Perspective

Organic agriculture is cultivation of plants without the use of any artificial or synthetic chemical input (fertiliser, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, etc.), genetically modified organism (GM food), irradiation and bio-solids. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and biological cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of synthetic inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition and innovation for the benefit of people and the environment. It works at grass root levels preserving the reproductive and regenerative capacity of...

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