Category: Food & Agriculture
People have varied opinion about how the agriculture sector functions, or should function. There are highly politicized standpoints often fueled by myopic understanding of the middle class which believes the world thrives on it taxes.
The law of supply and demand is often regarded as a cornerstone of modern economics. But if we were to talk about farmers, it seems that this law has been interpreted to benefit a select few at the expense of everyone else.
The discourse on food security is often hijacked by issues like production efficiency, technology, infrastructure, supply chain, etc. I wonder if we are deliberately ignoring the first few steps that cost us nothing.
A well-grounded person does not give up so easily. After sharing his organic farming worldview in the first open letter, Bhaskar Save-ji goes ahead to clear apprehensions and make valuable suggestions in the next two open letters.
Comparison between organic farming and chemical based farming articulated by Shri Bhaskar Save makes the choices pretty clear – Either we can fragment the web of life, or we can choose to nurture its wholeness!
Through this open letter to Shri MS Swaminathan, Bhaskar Save-ji hopes that it “…provokes some soul-searching and open debate at all levels on the extremely vital issues involved – so that we do not repeat the same kind of blunders…”