"When a farmer supplies and fulfils our need, it becomes our duty (it's not charity) to make sure his needs are equally met"
3 Basic Needs of Human Being
Food, clothing and Shelter are 3 basic needs of human being. All 3 needs fulfil from nature. Food and clothing are fulfilled with the help of farmer. We can live without clothing and shelter but we can not live without food.
Secret of Healthy Lifestyle
If food is so important then can we just analyse how much money we spend on essential food(not luxury food)? Ayurveda claims food thought and lifestyle concludes health of human being. Science says food motivates your thought process. If you eat healthily you will think healthy. India's Expert Nutritionist LUKE COUTINHO claims that food is medicine? So it's important to eat good food to avoid medicine.
What is good food?
How some one can define good food and bad food. In simple language everything which is natural is good. So if you want to live a better life you should eat naturally grown things. Anything which artificially produced can be defined as bad for your health. It is as simple as if you walk on the soil you feel good but you can not walk on raw concrete with bare foots.
Why is farmer Important?
The person who is responsible for supplying our basic 2 needs should have 2/3 of importance in our life. Do we really give so much importance to him?
What is Importance of Nature?
Any car weighing 2000kg needs 3000kg raw iron. Few kg's rice becomes few hundred kg in just 4 months.
Farming is the only business where you get more output than input. Nature is the only machinery where you get more than what you feed else every machinery gives less than what you feed.
Bharat Ek Krishi Pradhan Desh Hai?
We always hear in everyone speech that India is dependent on agriculture but do we really care about it? Do you think in today's world farmer get same pride as Doctor or Engineer?
We care so much about pets in our house but we never care about the person who gives us food every day.
Why should we connect with farmers?
There is no communication between farmer and consumer because of which we never understand the real challenges of farmers. We talk with a lot of unknown friends but we never interact with farmers. We go for weekend picnics but we never visit farms from where ou food comes. We do visit a lot of agro-tourism centre and try to think how farmers live but we never try to reach out to the farmer and speak with him and ask him to supply the good food.
If we want to source some regular supply for our business house we visit the manufacturer we speak with is a team, we analyse his strength and weakness, we talk about quality.
Do we do the same thing in the case of food which we eat every day and so much important to us?
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Saameer Ravindra Athavale
Fair Trade Activist
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