NGO roots for pesticide-free crops

Gunbir Singh has a mission – to coax farmers to go natural and enable ecological conservation and sustainable living. We are ingesting deadly toxins through food and water, he said. As president of the Dilbir Foundation, an NGO, he has been motivating farmers to grow pesticide-free food crops.

“Our objective is to support natural farming movement and organise outreach programmes to support farmers,” he said. The task is challenging and there are many problems that need to be addressed.

There is a degree of scepticism that has crept into the buyers’ psyche – the consumers are not sure whether the products sold as “organic” are actually pesticide free.