Two films, shown recently in the Capital, focus on alternative farming strategies as a counterbalance to the ecologically destructive Green Revolution

USE OF additives, irradiation and the threat of pesticide residues and food-borne infections have led to the quality of diet being questioned these days as never before. Factory Farming comes as a

Dutch export of flowers has fallen in the face of increasing competition from other countries and a drop in the quality of plants at home.

After generating a lot of scientific interest worldwide, neem is now attracting pesticide manufacturers and pharmaceuticals keen to exploit its various properties.

Neem provides a cheap and harmless mosquito repellent that is effective against the malaria carrying Anopheles species, which is becoming increasingly resistant to pesticides.

Scientists believe neem stimulates the body's immune system and are working on the possibility of using it in treating AIDS.

Scientists are thrilled by the discovery that fungal enzymes called chitinases are environment friendly fungicides.

Some now ways of using fortilisers which will prevent nitrogen seepage into the water table