7 Shocking Reasons That WILL make you Go Organic. #3 is Worse.

1. It’s raining corn chemicals. U.S. farmers are using so much glyphosate, the main component of weedkillers like Roundup, that researchers are finding it in rain, the air, and streams. According to USDA data, farmers sprayed a whopping 57 million pounds of glyphosate on food crops in 2009—mainly on genetically engineered corn and soy crops....

The Secret To Huge Potato Harvests

1. A potato tuber is a much enlarged and modified stem. In this illustration for planting potatoes, the stem end is at the bottom. The eyes are really buds, each fed by a vein or feeder fiber that runs to the stem end of the tuber, indicated by the blue lines in the illustration. That is the...

The secret to richer, carbon-capturing soil? Treat your microbes well.

Imagine if someone invented machines to suck carbon out of the atmosphere — machines that were absurdly cheap, autonomous, and solar powered, too. Wouldn’t that be great? But we already have these gadgets! They’re called plants. The problem is, plants die. So there’s one hurdle remaining: We have to figure out how to lock away the carbon...

Grassroots innovation? A Fertilizer made of Curd is Reducing Farming costs in Bihar

Jagarnath Prasad and Ajit Kumar, both marginal farmers, have reduced the cost of production and increased their income by using a concoction made from homemade curd in place of urea as fertiliser on their fields. Both have successfully increased their production of their Kharif and Rabi crops as well as vegetables, litchi and mango. The...

Key Elements of Organic Farming

The mantra for organic farmers, which is both philosophical and practical, can be summed up thus: to source and use in an optimum, non-wasteful manner locally available natural resources employing sustainable farming methods. There are several key elements that constitute organic farming. Among them: Living soil: The most vital requirement for an organic farm is...

This Matcha Tea is 137 Times Better than your Green Tea! ☕

Japanese Matcha Tea – The Best There is! At Indian Organic Store, we sell products that are sourced from our own Superhero farmers. But that doesn’t stop us from admiring and relishing a few extraordinary products from around the world. Recently, we stumbled upon Matcha – powdered Green Tea from Japan that has 137 times...

Is Buying Organic Healthier?

Organic food specialists are still relatively thin on the ground. However, they are gaining popularity and becoming more common. We’re typically conditioned to believe that organic food is better for us than conventional food, simply because. For many of us, the labelling used on organic food translates into the idea in our heads that it...

5 Ways Home Gardeners Can Make More Robust Soil

As a child, Ohlson had easy access to gardens. Her grandparents maintained a small orchard and grew produce on their farm. While Ohlson didn’t develop a deeper agricultural interest until she grew up (all those hours harvesting vegetables cut into childhood playtime, after all), she eventually started researching how food is grown. And that research...

8 Healing Herbs You Can Grow

Chamomile is known by almost everyone for it’s ability to ease us into sleep, when steeped into a tea. It also is used for stomach upset. Dry the flowers for long term storage in ziploc bags, or use them fresh steeped into a tea. This is a gentle herb that can be used for children...

4 Fall Produce Picks to Boost Immunity

Are you getting enough of this crucial vitamin? An antioxidant, vitamin C promotes wrinkle-free skin, supports good immunity. And may help the body protect itself against some diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Oranges and other citrus aren’t the only sources. These fall/winter vegetables offer ample amounts too. With cold and flu season around...