How do you know your organic food is really organic?

As the organic food market expands, fruit and vegetable suppliers are under pressure to supply more, and some of them are taking shortcuts. The principles of organic farming are difficult to follow when the volumes are big, trade insiders say.

“The demand is growing exponentially. Retailers want volume and variety and growers are forced to use chemicals and pass off their products as organic,” a major supplier to organic stores in Bengaluru told DH.