16th August, 2018
THIS WEEK ON EDIBLE ISSUES
We celebrated our 72nd Independence Day yesterday and we are proud.
Proud of our rich multi-cultural food heritage; that everyday is a new discovery of ingredients, cuisines, and techniques; and of the wonderful people who are a part of our food system.
Yes, we do have a lot of challenges but with these traditions and technology we are seeing ingenious innovations to help us move ahead. #AcheDin?
Nandita Haksar’s book “The Flavours of Nationalism” is an apt read for this week. It talks about the politics of cooking and feeding people and how food just might be the “hope for the future of the Indian democracy”.
Our food issues are indeed many and Anusha’s recent medium post highlights four of them from our recent panel discussion.
Take a look! We are looking forward to hearing from you the most pressing “edible issue” that you are seeing today.
Stay Curious and Jai Hind!
Anusha & Elizabeth
Rice bankers of Muzaffarpur hold out hope for women’s empowerment
Flood-prone Muzaffarpur is thanks to these strong and inspiring women farmers who are building a paddy sapling bank.
Read More >> Rising Hope
The Dark Side of Greener Kutch
Shivani Unakar talks about agriculture in Kutch and how the region’s new and colorful dietary patterns might have not so colorful repercussions on its land.
Read More >> Kutch in nature’s clutch
- In response to CSE’s GMO report, FSSAI admits there is a regulatory vacuum for genetically-engineered foods.
- Bengaluru, get some non-alcoholic health shots delivered by this superfoods product company, Sapfresh.
- Marks & Spencer is in a curry with its latest curry meal kits that the Internet is outraging over.
- iD fresh food is hitting the right notes with its latest “Meet your Neighbor”campaign.
On the 30th of August, Kalaari Capital is hosting The Promise of Agritech bringing thought leaders from the Ag industry; corporates, entrepreneurs disrupting the space; and investors focussed on AgriTech together on a single platform. Register here.
SOME MORE NEWS
- McDonald’s goes local and adds spicy and cheesy rice to its Indian menu.
- How technology in agriculture is a catalyst to create a trillion dollar opportunity.
- Bengaluru and other cities are hooked onto frothy, hipster milkshakes.
- Read this fascinating excerpt about “Indian Food” from the book Bengali Gastronomy.
Gastrotope and Omnivore are hosting a “Farm to Fork Debate” panel focusing on new consumer trends and smart farming. Here’s more.
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Published on August 16th, 2018
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