Ok, so the time has come for you to wish me Happy Journey. I know you will.
After all you all said so many good things three days back when I told you Iam off to Netherlands on invitation by a collective of dairy scientists? Time then to tell you that cow & bull story.
That country apparently has a great record when it comes to dairy farming. NL, unlike India, has also put in place reforms when it comes to using antibiotics on animals. So they not just produce lots of milk, but also good milk, largely antibiotic-residue free.
And so, this week in NL’s Zwolle province, scientists & experts including those from Uganda, Ethiopia, Netherlands and India, will meet for thought-sharing on Organic dairy darming, including traditional methods. And how in a manner that “soil is enriched, animals live well, farmers get a decent income and milk is healthy and without chemicals”. The Indian delegation for instance has vets, healers, experts with stellar body of work in pashu ayurveda, siddha, unani and ‘modern’ research.
I have been invited to anchor this international symposium, and also as media advisor on how to take this good work to more people, for residue-free milk is every person’s right.
Hm, never before in my life, have I looked at cows moo..re keenly. Bye then, to get ready for the 3-am journey to Amsterdam. Proudly, by cattle class.