Over the past decades, the pressure towards finding an organic approach towards safe food production has been unprecedented. This is not only to find natural ways to improve human health, but also to save the earth from catastrophic climate changes. For most, the word organic symbolizes food. But the truth is, it's much beyond that. A conscious move towards an alternative pathway to make a new and better world – one where the approach would be for nature, of nature and with nature is now a big discussion across social classes. Covid-19 has magnified this intention to move, globally. People are becoming aware of the environmental situation, health and food safety and the importance of food security as climate changes continue to happen. There might be many alternative pathways but most certainly the number one pathway is organic and natural cultivation. Because this is the only pathway which doesn't need new inventions, new technology, new or unknown knowledge. It simply needs us to change our habits, maybe return to some old practices while taking lessons from recent history and our mistakes as a species. This is an achievable pathway and when we achieve it we will ensure our long term healthy survival and our world’s survival too. But changing is difficult. Hopefully this discussion and the ones to follow will help with this change and influence others to change.
Subho Md Dali
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is the MD and chief innovator of Bio-diverse Farming Pvt. Ltd. Over the last 20 years, he has been working extensively in merging modern organic-argo science with age-old farming knowledge ingrained in the Indian civilisation. His research has yielded an innovative confluence of age-old farming methods being revived and amalgamated with modern-day sustainable agro-farming.
Dr. Sonali Sengupta
is the chief scientist of Bio-diverse Farming Pvt. Ltd. Over the last 20 years, she has been working in blending age-old epistemological knowledge with bio-science. Her contribution has led to the innovative TONA methodology of farming.
Subho Md Dali
is a pro-bono digital consultant of Tona, with over 13 years of experience in Digital Tech and Media.