Daily News, 31 August 2015

Putting food back on the table - Biowatch in the news

Biowatch and agroecology farmers in northern KwaZulu-Natal were featured in the Daily News on Monday 31 August 2015.

On page 8, in a full page focus on food security and what can be done to ensure people have enough to eat, Kamcilla Pillay wrote: Hunger bleeds into education, politics and social development, yet so many in KwaZulu-Natal awake each morning with no food.

The Daily News visited the homestead and market gardens of Biowatch-supported farmers in Ingwavuma and Mtubatuba, witnessing first hand how agroecology is changing the lives of farmers, their families and communities.

On page 2, in an article titled "Women sowing the seeds of self sufficiency", the Daily News interviewed these farmers and showcased agroecology as a viable, sustainable alternative to industrial mono-culture farming. Food produced using agroecology is free of artificial chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is healthy and has balanced nutrients.

Read the Daily News articles here and here.