India will do well to start an intense campaign to plant coconut, moringa (drumstick), jackfruit and avocado trees across the country. Except for coconut, these will go grow everywhere and go a long way in addressing our nutrition crisis.
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
I wonder why the research and policy direction of government (public sector) bodies and policy recommendations of NGO think tanks, is so misguided and market illiterate when it comes to nutrition security. Here is an article by the leadership of such a think tank (ICRIER) – https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/from-food-security-to-nutrition-security-5401826/ This article recommends