Sunday, June 24, 2012

Satyamev Jayate - Organic Food

Satyamev Jayate took on an important issue today, which affects us everyday without us realizing the ill effects that it causes to our health. Our food has been poisoned by excessive use of pesticides and harmful chemicals. You can watch the episode here (Toxic Food -  Poison on our plate). To know more about the effects of pesticides on our health, which include cancer, increases risk of neurological defects such as Parkinson's disease, causes congenital defects in children, affects fertility in males etc.  Please read the Wikipedia article here

Fortunately there are companies providing healthy, organic food options right at our doorstep. For example there is an company providing Organic Food right inside your office cafeterias, that too at reasonable prices. Companies such as American Express, GE, HSBC  etc provide organic meals at their office campuses in Gurgaon and Hyderabad. The food is catered by Organic Express, a two year old venture, started by alums of ISB and IIM. Organic Express currently provides organic food in over 15 locations in Hyderabad and Gurgaon. More details on Organic Express, which uses the highest percentage (>70%) of organic content in their meals, in India and perhaps in the world, can be found on their Facebook page. 

The latest episode was very pertinent and hope this sparks an organic food revolution in India. Happy Eating!!

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