Farming Our Future| 25mins
Director: Venu Nair | Producer: Venu Nair
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: India
As lifeâ€™s pace accelerates, we tend to neglect our environment. This has led to the extent of poisoning even the motherâ€™s milk; the baby inside the womb has not been spared, either. The chemicals applied in agriculture are really compositions that have deleterious effect on human body. As a result, the quantity of these toxic substances in the food we consume is also large. The frantic efforts to step up food production to match the fast growth in world population have resulted in very serious consequences. Our ancestors had acquired a deep insight into the environment surrounding them. When they cleared the woods to get living space, they preserved certain regions as sacred groves (kaavu), which is a small evergreen patch in the courtyard, from where even a twig is not taken away for human use. One sees here the beginnings of organic farming. Organic farming, which is beneficial in social, economic and environmental aspects, has a solid scientific support, too. Use of locally available resources is the highlight of organic farming. Healthy soil means healthy food; healthy food means healthy people. My film â€œFarming Our Futureâ€ depicts the ill effects of chemical farming and the role of organic farming in the creation of a healthy world.