Choice organic

By Porimol Palma

The new farm technologies, introduced during the Green Revolution in the 60’s, contributed a lot to boost production and feed the country’s rising population.

Within several years, farmers and agriculturists noticed that modern technologies — irrigated water, chemical fertilisers, pesticides and improved crop varieties — adversely affected soil fertility, biodiversity and human health.

Use of excessive pesticide, hormones, preservatives and ripening agents in food in the last decade raised serious concerns over food safety.