Pioneers then, role models now
Chennai: Back in 2006, when organic wasnt as big a buzzword as it is now, a group of 30-year-olds, troubled by the spate of farmer suicides and lack of empathy among the public to the issue decided that a change was in order. After interacting with farmers across India, they decided to start ReStore a not-for-profit collective selling freshly acquired organic farm produce whose profits would directly reach the farmers.
Today, ReStore, in its 10th year, is not just an organic food shop, but also an institution open for the community to learn anything and everything about organic food and farming. News Today contacted co-founder of ReStore, Anantha Sayanan or Ananthoo, as he is popularly called, to know the journey of ReStore and the popularity of organic products.