• "Food Matters Newsletter, June 2013....."
  • "Details of some resource persons on organic farming, state-wise".
  • Pesticides like Mancozeb and Captan, classified as Probable Human Carcinogen (US EPA) continue in India.
  • India has 67 pesticides that have been banned or restricted in other countries.
  • Nearly 40% of pesticides registered in India belong to Class I and Class II WHO categories of acute toxicity.
  • Studies show that less than 0.1% of pesticides for pest control fall on target insects. Rest dissipates into the atmosphere, contaminating our resources.
  • Farming can indeed be done profitably without synthetic pesticides – research proves this; experience on millions of acres shows this.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, 1000s of farmers have adopted Non Pesticidal Management of crops through a government programme called Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture.

India For Safe Food...

...is a movement for change amongst Indian farmers, consumers and the government to ensure that all Indians have access to safe food, devoid of toxic substances. This movement is being spearheaded by ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture), an informal network of hundreds of organizations and individuals across twenty states of India and we consider you to be part of this movement!

The Latest Updates

Scores of cranes die in Muktsar village

September 03, 2012 02:59 AM


THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mukesh Tandon | TNN | MUKTSAR: A team of wildlife department officials on Sunday visited Pakki Tibbi village of Muktsar district, where hundreds of common cranes were found dead a day earlier. Although officials are still not clear about the reason behind deaths, there is a strong suspicion that the birds may have died of pesticides in pond water. Officials have sent the carcass of some birds for post mortem examination.


"We got information about the death of birds on Saturday. Only postmortem report will make clear the reason of deaths," said Wild Life Sanctuary, Abohar range, Inspector Kulwant Singh. Pakki Tibbi village falls in Lambi constituency, which is represented by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.


Read More

Riding for safe food

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM


The Hindu, Over 50 cyclists gathered at the Cubbon Park here on Sunday to participate in the India for Safe Food campaign.


Not only did they cycle from there to Lalbagh, they also stopped on the way to talk to people about their cause, distribute posters and create awareness about ecological farming.


Read More