Chennai: Safe Food Mela to Create Awareness on Pesticide-Free Food

by Kamala on June 27, 2012

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Safe Food Mela was hosted by prominent organic outlets, organic farmer groups, safe food campaigners at Semmozhi Poonga (formerly known as Woodlands Drive-in), Chennai on 24 June 2012. The aim of the mela was to create awareness on Chennai_Safe_Food_Mela_Pesticide_Free_1

  • uses of organic foods including fresh greens, vegetables, fruits.
  • availability of traditional rice, millets.
  • kitchen, terrace, urban gardening.
  • pesticides used in our food and the side effects caused.
  • Genetically Modified foods.

Some of the Safe Food campaigners are: India for Safe Food, Safe Food Alliance, ASHA (Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture).

Here are some photographs of the Safe Food Mela.

Organic peanuts, pure palm sugar, amla candy, organic food supplement for children, organic brown rice etc., for sale and display.

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Greenpeace stall on Genetically Modified foods.

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Varagu (kodo millet), bajra flour, powdered jaggery, sprouted ragi flour, thinai (foxtail millet) etc., for sale and display.

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Organic filter coffee, herbal tea, peanut butter, handmade herbal (tulsi), turmeric, aloe vera, jasmine soap etc., for sale and display.

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Mappillai samba boiled rice, rice upma mix, white ponni raw rice, organic traditional rice flour, homemade fryums, snacks etc., for sale and display.

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Organic extra virgin olive oil, green arappu powder, lemon fresh laundry powder, herbal (amla, hibiscus) soups, papaya etc., for sale and display.

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Variety of pesticide-free greens for sale and display.

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Brown/black rice, hill honey for sale and display.

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Organic idli podi, organic chilli, pepper flavoured roasted peanuts, cashew nuts, other snacks etc for sale and display.

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Variety of seeds for display and sale.

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Spend your time to produce organic safe food in your kitchen, terrace garden.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Vyoma June 28, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hey hi!!! i love your posts…btw, is this mela still on???

Kamala June 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

@ Vyoma
No. Mela was from 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM only on 24 July 2012.

AkilaSenthilkumar July 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Dear Kamala Madam
My sincere thanks to all your recipies. Do you have the list of shops selling siru dhanyam, which were distributed in this mela? If you have the recipies also please send them.

sathish kumar.l November 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

when next food mela send the details

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