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India’s organic farmers supply to the world, but can’t find support at home

The country has the world’s largest number of organic farmers, but excessive regulation is seriously hampering growth.
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Vendors sell vegetables at the Sikkim Organic Market in Gangtok; Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg/Getty Images Getty Images
Vendors sell vegetables at the Sikkim Organic Market in Gangtok; Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg/Getty Images
When Amazon spends USD13.7 billion to get into a business, you know it isn't a fad. For the organic-foods business, the moment of truth came last year, when Jeff Bezos’s company decided to buy Whole Foods, the industry's biggest name. India's organic-farming community could have had plenty of reasons to get excited by the news: After all the country,
into the country. “The WTO [World Trade Organisation] forbids separate standards for domestic production and imports of the same product. So, the FSSAI may be pushing compulsory standards in India to prevent dumping from neighbours like Bangladesh, who could even sell non-organic foods as organic here in the absence of any compulsory standards.” ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)
When Amazon spends USD13.7 billion to get into a business, you know it isn't a fad. For the organic-foods business, the moment of truth came last year, when Jeff Bezos’s company decided to buy Whole Foods, the industry's biggest name. India's organic-farming community could have had plenty of reasons to get excited by the news: After all the country, into the country. “The WTO [World Trade Organisation] forbids separate standards for domestic production and imports of the same product. So, the FSSAI may be pushing compulsory standards in India to prevent dumping from neighbours like Bangladesh, who could even sell non-organic foods as organic here in the absence of any compulsory standards.” ( Graphics by Ankita Mehrotra)

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