Return to Organic
Mirzapur, May 17: My earliest memories of tasting organic fruits go back to my grandmother’s farm in a small Indian town. About two decades ago as I would sit down to savor the most succulent mangoes, with nectary juice dribbling down my chin, dadi would tell me the secret to her sweet mangoes — her fruits were hand-tended and grown without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. Blissfully unaware of the chemicals and their caustic effects, back then, I would just concentrate on the mellow produce. Ironically, many years and many cognitive achievements later, I got too busy to explore the benefits behind primitive, pure ways of production and accepted the modern day easy convenience of pesticide-laden supermarket finds.