City folk in Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysia) is advised to go for organic and herb planting in their owncompoung so as not to rely on greens gron using pesticide and chemicals.
This was the suggestion provided by Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department Tan Joo Phoi (The Borneo Post, March 7 2011).
This was to preserve health as many harmful chemicals are found in food these days.
The pesticides used to prevent insects from damaging the crops would eventually find their way into the natural resources like water and endangering human life.
At the Kuching Organic Organic Herbs Society Third Anniversary dinner on 5 March 2011, Tan said that “Pesticides are good for killing insects pn plants but they are also harmful as they put strain on the environment as well as accelerate global warming. Therefore, it is timely to promote organic planting and herbs planting culture for better health and the environment”.
At the dinner, the assistant minister also announced a RM5,000 grant for the association’s activities.
Note: I must say that it is good to read the above news in the Borneo Post. The media plays an important role in disseminating such information.