India is a food surplus nation when consider our large and growing production, as well as stockpiles of grain. In addition, grain is subsidised heavily for BPL (below poverty line) families. In some states, low income families can get grain for as low as ₹2 per kilo. So, except for problems
Industrial farming is rapidly emerging as a significant cause of micronutrient deficiencies in the population, especially of trace minerals. Soil contains several hundred nutrients and other mineral salts that plants absorb. When we eat these plants, or animals which have been fed on these plants, our bodies retain them. In
Most Indian households use aluminium utensils. This is true across all economic strata and is not limited to poor families (who use more of them). In low income families, a lot is aluminium is used in the kitchen. From plates to tea kettles to cooking vessels In middle class and
A recent news item refers to a 2013 study which links the greatly increased gluten allergies in recent years to illegal use of glyphosate on wheat crops in North America. It appears that North American farmers routinely use glyphosate to kill the wheat crop and get the entire field uniformly
This image is astounding. It tells us so much! The straightforward thing it tells us is that all the top ten most polluted cities in the world are in North India.