The Indian organic industry is aiming to up its total turnover, including exports, from Rs 675
crore to Rs 4,000 crore by 2012, a senior ICCOA official said today.
It is also targeting to launch new initiatives like tying up with modern retail outlets like Spencers
and also IT firms to provide organic products, said Manoj Kumar Menon Executive Director
International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA), a government-funded
organisation that provides information and advisory services on organic agriculture.
Organic Industry Inclues
Derived from, or characteristic of living plants and animals
animal or plant constituents or products having a carbon basis
one or more organs of an animal or plant
the class of chemical compounds that are formed from carbon
grown with the use of fertilizers or pesticides deriving from animal or vegetable matter,
rather than from chemicals
any substance, such as a fertilizer or pesticide, that is derived from animal or vegetable
1. The meaning of organic has evolved over time, from the generic definition you mention
(“growing or grown at its natural pace”) into a specific food-related meaning:
“produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or
other artificial agents” (New Oxford American Dictionary)
2. Natural (in your context) means “that occurs in nature”, or “obtained from a natural
source”. Its antonym is synthetic (and not chemical, as you hear so often these days). If
you buy vanilla flavouring, it can be natural (a vanilla extract) or synthetic (a preparation
containing the molecule vanillin, but which was synthesized by man).
Note that any vegetable, by this definition, is natural because it grows in the soil, not in a
test tube. Even if you add a lot of synthetic fertilizer and pesticides, it's still a natural
3. On top of that, the meaning of “natural” and “organic” are regulated in a lot of countries
(the FDA does that in the United States). You can find many links around highlighting
the huge difference: a product labeled “natural” can be grown with a lot of synthetic
chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers, vitamins, etc.), while the requirements for “organic”
are much more restricting.
In any society, the heritage of food, just like language and religion is significantly important to
provide an identity to the people. All the crops & their varieties and resultant foods constitute the
heritage and represent the genetic diversity of that place. Food and its consumption are an
important part of everyday culture and its evolution is an ongoing process.
Organic food has been an outcome of consumer concerns regarding the quality of food. Today
the discerning consumer is demanding and willing to pay for food without contamination.
Organic is essentially natural and is based on a philosophy that respects nature and its dynamism
to meet all the requirements of present and future generations.
For You & Your Family
For the Earth & Future
Is Organic Really Better?
Some people do it for taste. Some for the environment. Others buy organic food for their health.
Watch this quick video to learn why you should eat local, organic food.
And here are some other great reasons:
Foods grown without pesticides contain 50 to 60 percent more antioxidants when
compared with foods grown with pesticides.
To keep chemicals and poisons off your plate.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that most synthetic fertilizers
are carcinogenic. The average child receives four times more exposure than an adult to
at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides in food. The food choices we make
impact all children’s health – now and in the future.
To help save energy.
On average, food today travels 1,500 miles from a farm to plate. If we all ate just one
meal of local and organically raised meats and produce, we could reduce our countries
oil consumption by 1.1 million barrels of oil per week.
To support local farm families.
Most organic farms are independently owned and operated family farms of 100 acres or
less. It’s estimated that the United States has lost more than 650,000 family farms in
the past decade. One hundred years ago, 40% of the U.S. population farmed. Today,
less than 2% farm. When I buy direct from local farms, I’m re-establishing a time-
To support a true economy.
Organic food may seem more expensive than processed and big-farm foods, but not
when you look at the hidden costs we pay in taxes in the form of federal subsidies,
pesticide regulation and testing, hazardous waste disposal, and environmental damage.
Does your grocery store head of lettuce cost 59 cents or two or three dollars?
To preserve genetic diversity.
Rather than growing only produce chosen to withstand packing, shipping, and long shelf
life in a store, local farms grow huge varieties to provide a long harvest season, and the
best flavors and nutrition. Many varieties they grow are passed down through multiple
generations. This helps preserve genetic diversity that may be needed even more in the
future as our climate changes.
To ensure that there will be local farms in your community
so future generations can have access to nourishing, flavorful, and abundant food.
Organic farming starts with the nourishment of the soil which eventually leads to the
nourishment of the plant and, ultimately, our plates. By supporting sustainable farming
practices, you help reverse the trend of topsoil erosion. Planting the same crop on the
same land year after year may increase production, but the lack of plant diversity robs
the soil of natural minerals and nutrients, and the food grown cannot nourish us.
Organic products refer to those grown without addition of chemicals or spraying
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Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green
manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but
excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which
include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones,
livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms,
human sewage sludge,
Organic agricultural methods are internationally regulated and legally enforced by many nations,
based in large part on the standards set by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture
Movements (IFOAM), an international umbrella organization for organic farming organizations
established in 1972.
IFOAM defines the overarching goal of organic farming as:
"Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and
people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions,
rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition,
innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a
good quality of life for all involved..."
Life. Style. In the quiet sophistication of natural organic clothing.
There's something sensual, something tactile in the feel of soft fabric on skin. The
inherent softness of organic cotton clothing and the silkiness of bamboo flow in
every line of Blue Canoe organic clothes.
Tiny details – the brush of the cotton, the gentleness of the dye, the trim lines
that caress natural curves – these tiny details are only part of the Blue Canoe
story. Our natural organic clothing is a holistic kind of natural: we look at the
entire process and try to make every step fair and sustainable.
Organic clothes are tied to nature, both to the earth and to the people. Organic
farming has an ethic an aura of stewardship, of responsibility and respect, which
is what first appealed to the founders of Blue Canoe. Blue Canoe organic cotton
clothing was one of the very first natural organic clothing lines to be made in
America, and, for 16 years, we've been following that natural path.
The first thing we do is create our lines out of the most natural materials. Organic
clothes make every-day clothes feel comfortable. All day. Going organic strips
away the harshness of chemicals, the chemicals that seep into cotton blossoms
during harvest that toughen the fiber, requiring more chemicals to try to re-soften
them. Organic fibers preserve the softness of nature (particularly with our special
ring spun combing). We use dyes specially formulated to soak into natural fibers,
using less dye, less water, and leaving less waste. Both growing and processing
cotton is safer for the workers without the presence of chemicals and
The "natural" in organic cotton clothing also means that we approach our
employees with respect. Our organic cotton clothing is designed and
manufactured in the USA, bringing jobs to our community. We guarantee that we
don't employ sweatshops, that our workers are given fair wages and a safe
working environment. "Made in the USA" is more than a slogan; it's the best way
for us to practice fair and local trade.
The great thing about sophistication is that it knows its own mind. Flattering
designs that trace every line, pure fabrics, fair practices – that's the sophistication
of Blue Canoe organic cotton clothes.
Herbal medicines are prepared from plants for their medicinal value, while organic medicines are
prepared by organic means. This clarifies that organic isn’t exactly herbal medicine.
For instance, nowadays the organic vitamins are very popular, for their ingredients. They are made from
whole food vitamins and minerals, which are essential for life.
organic medicines are often classified as micronutrients, because the human body needs them in
small amounts compared to nutrients like water, protein and fat.
The organic vitamins contain a synthetic vitamin that is produced in laboratory and it is made out
of isolated chemicals, found in the nature.
The problem with the organic medicine, as well as with the herbal medicine is that they are not
FDA approved. Most of the organic medicines are offered as dietary supplements and they can
be consumed without a prescription. But no one really can say that it is always safe.
ORGANIC INDIA offers superior, natural and organic medicines which have no harmful side
effects. They have been developed to accomplish the positive health benefits. They are all
registered Ayurvedic Medicines.
Organic Medicine is about positivity and well-being and optimizing health by
understanding that everything is connected in life. We cannot separate our brains
from our bodies anymore than we can separate our nutrition from our health.
Natural and organic fertilizers are better for your plants — and healthier for your family! — than
chemical fertilizer. Why?
• No harmful chemicals.
• They encourage the growth of beneficial soil organisms and promote healthier root
• They provide better balanced nutrition in forms more readily available to your plants.
• They add organic material, keeping soil friable, helping it hold moisture, oxygen and nutrients.
Organic Fertilizer Benefits
Fertilizer Numbers (N-P-K)
Organic fertilizers are fertilizers derived from animal or vegetable matter. (e.g. compost,
Naturally occcuring organic fertilizers include manure, slurry, worm castings, peat, seaweed,
humic acid, and guano. Sewage sludge use in organic agricultural operations in the U.S. has been
extremely limited and rare due to USDA prohibition of the practice (due to toxic metal
accumulation, among other factors).
Processed organic fertilizers include compost, bloodmeal, bone meal, humic acid, amino acids,
and seaweed extracts. Other examples are natural enzyme-digested proteins, fish meal, and
feather meal. Decomposing crop residue (green manure) from prior years is another source of