Farmers criticise FSSAI’s norms

Hyderabad: The new bylaw likely to be introduced by the Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI), which will determine who can call their produce organic, has come under heavy fire from farmers.

The Participatory Guarantee Systems Organic Council (PGSOC), an all India body that represents millions of farmers, has pointed out that more than 75 per cent of the farming community will be affected and millions of farmers in India may lose their right to call what they grow organic.