Firm tasks Nigerians on organic foods
As Nigerians struggle with the challenges associated with consuming unhealthy foods, experts have emphasised the need for food consumers to embrace organic foods.
According to a statement by the Managing Director, Food Brothers, Mr. Olawale Makinde, after its acquisition of Ephemeral agriculture firm in Ogun State, organic foods are capable of taking care of the various health challenges resulting from consuming unhealthy foods.
Makinde noted that researches have shown that organic foods are healthier than conventional and natural foods, adding that Food Brothers is determined to bring best organic practices in producing and selling local organic foods, such as rice, tomatoes, plantain, fish, chicken and cocoyam to end users.
According to Makinde, other organic foods available on the stable of Food Brothers include melon, pawpaw, eggs, pepper, and vegetables.
“At Food Brothers, we are not just selling locally produced organic foods, but we are selling organic foods along with honesty and integrity in a manner that will be easier for our customers to get our products at their homes and offices, through our home delivery system,” Makinde said.
The company’s Head of Research and Operations, Mr. Gbenga Atobisan, stated that the future of food consumption in Nigeria would be in the hands of organic foods farmers, noting that the level of fertiliser and chemical abuse in conventional farming system is appalling.
Atobisan stated that unless checked, chemical abuse in agricultural practices is capable of ruining consumers’ health and the nation’s health environment.
Atobisan, therefore, urged food consumers to change the dynamics of how chemicals are being used in the farming system by patronising only food grown with organic system, which he said is after the health of food consumers.
Food Brothers is a social-marketing agribusiness firm that deals in organic farming, organic farm consultancy and sales of organic foods in Nigeria. It has trained and pre-financed small farm holders on organic foods in Nigeria.
Organic farming is a system of farming done without the use of chemicals, such as fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, preservatives and antibiotics. With emphasis on continuous improvement of soil and lives in it, organic farming, which is quite different from natural farming, makes use of manure, crop intensification system, probiotics, natural predators and tree planting system to boost the health of crops, animals, consumers, biodiversity and the environment.
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