This recent article calling out Barilla sponsoring a study on nutrition of pasta, caught our eye. Italians have been eating pasta for centuries just as Indians have been eating rice.
So what has changed?
Our food system is becoming industrial and our plates are being dominated by corporations, food trends and heavy carbon footprints. Our stomachs are restricted to what’s on the super market shelves and urban markets.
So maybe it’s time we shift the conversation.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) climate change is doing the heavylifting for us.
Unseasonal rains have forced farmers to switch back to crops like millets that are naturally drought resistant, nutritionally beneficially and nitrogen-fixing.
Mahua, Kachnar, Lasode — seasonal and delicious, don’t come from intensive agricultural systems.
The next time we put food on our plates, let’s think beyond our meals and how our choices impact the food system.
Anusha and Elizabeth
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- Results of government testing reveal that around 30% of milk sold in India is adulterated.
Originally published at mailchi.mp.