DA promotes local food culture movement
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now celebrating the fourth Organic Agriculture Month, which seeks to advance the local food culture movement in the Philippines.
DA said the celebration seeks to raise the bars on the achievements of DA’s National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP), which has been part of the main thrusts of the agency in order to propagate and support the organic agriculture industry in the country through various activities and campaigns.
The implementation of NOAP is in line with the RA 10068 also known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010.
During the opening of the event, DA Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan reminded the people to take time in preparing real foods despite today’s fast-paced style of living where fast foods and the use of preservatives are rampant.
“People think that they are able to do more when consuming these kinds of food in the expense of their health. We should always choose balanced diet over convenience,” Cayanan said.
He also underscored the importance of remembering our traditional and natural methods of farming despite the emergence of technology in agriculture.