#10 — India’s SDGs, animal agriculture and more


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.

Stay Hungry,
Anusha and Elizabeth

Photo by Kai Pilger on Unsplash

SDGs 2030, distant dream or achievable reality?
Asian Age

With 2030 merely 12 years away, India is far away from achieving its SDGs. Significant policy changes and improving resource allocation are good ways forward.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Animal Agriculture more harmful to environment than transport 
Business World

Varun Deshpande, MD India of Good Food Institute (GFI), discusses the sustainability, efficiency and ethical challenges in the current animal agriculture and GFI’s role in fostering cellular agriculture in India.

Photo by Ananth on Flickr

In the middle of a food revolution?
Hindustan Times

With the world waking up to the reality of Industrial food systems, there’s an increased demand for better food quality. More peasant food webs might be the answer to India’s agrarian distress.

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