Indians are buying highly contaminated food items. Almost everything is affected, whether it be grain, vegetables, fruit, daals, or others. The stuff available in Indian stores has much higher levels of harmful pesticides compared to developed countries.
Most of the traditional Indian varieties of vegetables and grain are dead and no longer available in the markets. Nutrition in vegetables and grain has also declined. There are hundreds of traditional varieties of various types of grain. But even a well-educated person today, in any Indian city, can only
Grain damage and spoilage due to insects is a food security and food safety issue. The challenge is to provide an inexpensive, safe, simple, and reliable way to prevent insects from damaging stored crops, without using any insecticides. Chemical fumigation has been the standard means to control insects in India
Americans today are fatter than they were in the 70’s, despite consuming fewer calories. This piece of data is amazing, and single handedly throws out the “excess calories” theory of obesity. Its the same problem in India, in my opinion. It is the increase in grain (wheat and rice), potato,
India is a food surplus nation now. We produce much more food than what is needed to feed our population. India exports 40 billion dollars worth of agricultural produce every year.