Farms and markets
India's farms are industrializing and monoculturing so the Saturday organic farmers' market in Pune is part of reclaiming relationship with and knowledge of traditional, wholesome foods.
As beautiful as tea plantations are, they're supported by pesticides and fertilizers that damage the soil and the farm workers. Workers who organized recently and now make at least $6/day. Doesn't pay for much health care.
Tata owns most of India's tea plantations, produces most of the world's tea, and is the largest company in India. Their name is on most cars and trucks here too. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Global_Beverages
We've visited countless markets on this trip, as markets are along most roads, full of cheap plastic junk or low-cost other items often made in China. Even the food isn't sold by producers; direct farmer's markets are rare - yet returning! - so farmers may be able to make a profit. Debt is the main reason as many as 12,000 farmers commit suicide each year in India.
Now that we're in Kochi the fish is often fresh!
Organic India is just one company making a positive impact for people and the rest of creation. More hope in the next post.
11/24/2017 07:00:27 pm
Did you eat that fish?! Ugh!
1/8/2018 10:07:22 pm
I am just curious as to why you are disgusted if she ate the fish? I do not think there is anything wrong with that unless of course if she is a vegetarian. Fish is actually a nutritious food and it can help prevent a lot of diseases like heart disease. It is also rich in protein and omega 3. I eat fish whenever I am on a diet because it is low in fat and it tastes just as good as other meat for me.
11/24/2017 07:48:33 pm
we sure did - was our Thanksgiving dinner, with fabulous pineapple rice! I don't really like fish but we're staying in a fishing district so had to eat it once!
11/25/2017 06:17:27 pm
did someone take the outside off for you before you ate the inside?
11/25/2017 06:33:50 pm
they took out organs and the eyes and grilled it with a fabulous tomato onion ginger marinade/sauce inside a banana leaf. we ate the skin but picked out the bones.
12/3/2017 08:06:46 am
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