Friday, February 13, 2009
Lots Of Organic Fruits And Veggies For Sale
Sunday, June 17, 2007
PETALING JAYA: There will be an array of organic fruits and vegetables for sale at The Star’s Green Fest at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) today.
Organic farm The Lord Garden’s owner Yahqappu Adaikkalam, 33, will have a booth at the green fest.
Yahqappu grows brinjals, long beans, okra, spinach, papayas and bananas at his farm in Batu Arang, Selangor.
He said by not using chemicals, there would be no threat to the environment and the farmer.
“Organic produce is community friendly as it is not focused on generating money; instead it is health-focused.
“These harmful chemicals then do not enter our bodies when we consume organic food,” said Yahqappu, who has been running the farm for four years.
On complaints that organic food is more expensive, he replied: “Although organic food is priced slightly higher than non-organic food, it does justice to the farmer, consumer and environment.”
Green Fest is on from 7am to 4pm today. The booths will open at 9am. Admission is free although there is a small payment for some of the activities. Activities include a forest run, nature treasure hunt and canopy walk.
Local celebrities will also be lending their star appeal to the event while there will be various “green” exhibition booths to educate visitors on the importance of environmental conservation.
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