Poison on our Plate | Ramanjaneyulu GV | TEDxHyderabad

  • Published on Jun 26, 2016
  • Is our food safe? A red alert question that Ramanjaneyulu, puts out to all of us. Hear him talk about the quality of food we are eating. Listen to the reasons we need to adapt to organic farming as a results of excessive use of chemical pesticides and horrifying facts and statistics, surrounding them. He alerts us to the damage we are doing to our ecological footprints. In his heart wrenching talk, Ramanjaneyulu, highlights the plight of farmers and the reasons they commit suicide and the many reasons that farmers and farming should not die.
    “We are what we eat and plants give us what we feed.” He is waging a war against the use of pesticides in agricultural activities and has challenged the traditional methods of farming. Apart from running the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture as the Executive Director, he also runs a small outlet, Sahaja Ahaaram, which stocks pest-free products from farmers. After leaving his full-time government job, Ramanjaneyulu dedicated himself to the benefit of farmers and his campaign, ‘India for Safe Food’.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 3 850

  • Abhishek
    Abhishek 2 years ago +3

    I want to see him as a agriculture minister...

  • Nivisha Arora
    Nivisha Arora Year ago +591

    People like this gentleman should be the ones leading India politically. not the fools we have today!! People like him are the salt of the earth and they are true civil servants and leaders. Hopefully a bollywood crazy India will realise this someday!

  • arushi arora
    arushi arora Year ago +504

    Sir so inspired by you. I am proud for doing PhD in agriculture 🙏

  • I’m Da Dood

    I wish my country has a person like this in the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • Milingta Longphoi
    Milingta Longphoi 2 years ago +97

    Imagine what could really happen if every person who is admiring this person have the ambition to follow his steps or contribute to his work.

  • Sandra Louis-Butz

    Amazing speech! You’re so true! And sadly most of the people didn’t know😭. Please never stop your work to inform the unknown people 🙏🏼❣️

  • Chandrasekhar M V
    Chandrasekhar M V 2 years ago +3

    Kindly support these guys (real heroes) instead of cinema superstars... Support from Karnataka.

  • Luv Singh
    Luv Singh Year ago +469

    Real Hero living a meaningful life. He should be our Agriculture minister!

  • yoganandl
    yoganandl  +40

    You have done more than what you could've done as an IRS personnel. Truly inspiring and glad to know on your good work. May your good works continue to produce quality food to every human on earth.

  • Ja aZ
    Ja aZ Year ago +413

    I live in the USA and coming from India let me tell you the milk doesn’t taste like milk at all. The vegetables doesn’t taste like how they were back in India. You cant understand seasonal vs non seasonal food coz Americans like everything across the year. Sad. Unfortunately food is an “industry” here. Health and growing healthy food is overlooked for profits and meeting the demand. Genetically modified (GM) produce has become so common. India is far better in terms of food production. Large part of Our farmers are innocent and not much educated or aware, and i believe the corporation have taken advantage of that. I am sure India will bounce back in implementing organic farming. I appreciate all your efforts Mr. Way to go. Its a long journey!

  • Luckyrina A Sangma
    Luckyrina A Sangma Year ago +14

    You are a man of simple living and high thinking spirit, we need more persons like you to motivate us all and to bring change for better.Thank you and hats off to you Sir 🙏

  • Scott Huey

    This guy is my hero! We need him in Ireland! 👏✨🌱💚🙏

  • Sushrey
    Sushrey 2 years ago +2

    This is the sign of a real hero. Less worried about his dressing, more worried about the things around him.

  • Aryan Raj
    Aryan Raj Year ago +16

    I am watching this in 2020, I can completely resonate with his ideas.

  • mysore
    mysore Year ago +23

    Very inspiring person who is truly interested in changing agricultural practices in our country. 🙏

  • marshal1978
    marshal1978 Year ago +16

    This was very informative and best 17 minutes of my life I spent on learning how did we messed up our food and what we need to do to rectify it. These type of heroes we need everywhere. Salute Naman to the speaker.

  • Ajit Hegde
    Ajit Hegde Year ago +17

    Wow. Being a ''farmer boy'' , it is such an inspiration to watch this.. I think consumers have a big role make the organic chain shine and put shadow on pesticide. As you rightly said, pestiside company will change their business model if there are no one buying it..

  • Doilyn Mathias

    Thank you TheXvid for recommending this video ! May this be recommended to every TheXvidr 🙏🙏

  • Kedar Kulkarni
    Kedar Kulkarni 2 years ago +746

    This man is a hero. Doesn’t get the coverage he deserves. But we can make a difference by sharing this

  • Nonstop Sense
    Nonstop Sense Year ago +7

    Our full support for the real heroes like you who are brave enough to talk sensitive issues transparently. Awareness is the first step. Then what we do with that without connecting the dots and acting on it is where many of us lack. In this fast paced world, our entire food system is damaged. Even healthier choices are made poisonous in one way or the other right from planting seeds to food in our plate or mouth. We covered in our start up channel, the list of areas where things can possibly go wrong and turn a healthy food into a slow poison. We also covered the natural and simple way to improve our immunity in one of our other works. We found that these are basics for our healthy living if we need to be happy and/or successful. If interested, please watch the same too. Some of the facts are revelational or some may be worth recalling.