Articles by Athher Ahmed

Athher Ahmed is a former IT professional. He helps the city-bred get into farming activities through cooperative farming, through Chennai Urban Farms. The author may be contacted at

Let's face it. There's no way you can be sure that the organic food that you bought from the store was genuinely grown organically, unless and until you yourself have produced it. I say this because genuine organic food can only be produced by natural farming practices. Natural farming, again, isn't possible without an  integrated farm and the very few integrated farms that we find cater mostly for self consumption by the producer. When food is grown for commercial purposes, it is easier to produce, process and transport a single item in large quantities, than to manage 10 different items…

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