In India, a paper published for the Punjab state Farmers Commission is advocating organic growing practices, while the Punjabi organization Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM) has called on all farmers to grow produce organically for the sake of endangered biodiversity and to protect humans and animals from toxic chemicals. In the Philippines, the consortium Go Organic! reports that 91 out of the 144 rice paddy fields in the country can no longer provide sufficient yield because of depleted soil nutrients. In addition, exposure to chemical pesticides and fertilizers have been found to cause detrimental health effects such as skin and respiratory problems, and even fatalities. Go Organic! is thus already preparing to convert 10 percent of 1.9 million hectares of Philippine rice lands into organic rice fields.
A green hats off, Kheti Virasat Mission, India, Go Organic!, the Philippines and all others involved in making the lives-saving change to growing produce organically. We pray that endeavors such as these and the adoption of their plant-based harvests are evermore widely implemented for the restoration of our unique planet.
In an August 2008 videoconference with our Association members in Sydney, Australia, Supreme Master Ching Hai explained the key role of government in furthering the trend of organic farming.
Videoconference with Supreme Master Ching Hai
with Sydney Center, Australia – August 17, 2008
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Every government should concentrate on giving the farmers encouragement, subsidies, so that they grow organic farming. There are green technology to be working on. And if we are vegetarian, then there will be very less expense. There’s no need to have so much tax even. Because people will not be sick anymore. There’s no more tax to build more hospitals. No more tax to build more equipment. And everybody will live in peace. And the governments of all the countries will share all their wealth to all the people and everyone will have enough