Becoming a Conscious Consumer

Be inspired to move towards an organic lifestyle.  

(Many links apply to the Mumbai region, google search on the topic for your own area.)

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Find out what becoming a conscious consumer means. Read our article by Durga.
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The below guides are centred around food, which contributes to our physical health, the health of th eplanet and can help to the health of communities, reducing poverty and city migration, through organised co-operatives. Food is just the beginning.  Everything we consume impacts the greater world.
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1. Connect to how your food is grown. Volunteer on an organic farm and find out what it’s all about. Contact farms directly or join the Wwoofing network.
Utsav and sweet potatoes
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2. Read The Vision of Natural Farming (Earthcare books)

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3. Learn about the natural world around you. Visit National Parks (respectfully), observe trees and nature. Please be conscious when you visit and never leave behind any litter.  Around Mumbai there is Sanjay Gandhi National Park and many Wildlife sanctuaries close by.
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4. Watch films about the earth and agriculture: Watch One Cow, one man, one planet.
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5. Do a google search for organic stores and services in your area.
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6. Encourage community based organic agriculture projects.  Visit your local farmers market.
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7. Participate in on-farm events to understand and connect the process from seed-soil-plate.
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8. Understand your food.  Where and how is it grown, how does it impact your health?   We usually have individual requirements according to our body type and current health position.  Start to make changes towards consuming ethically produced organic food in your diet. Eat for health not just taste, according to ayurvedic principles.
Izzy and Fran with Daniel
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9. Purchase less processed foods, read the ingredients on the packet and make sure they are all natural.  If you don’t understand what an ingredient is it’s probably not natural.
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10.  Celebrate your efforts to co-creating a healthier you, a healthier world and being a conscious consumer!
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Link to Natural News
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