We thrive because we are inspired,
By each other leading the way,
By those on the frontlines of the farmers’ protests,
By those bent backs in the field all day,
By those making a mark for themselves,
In an increasingly male-dominated industry,
By those fighting oppression at home,
As primary caretakers, sans gratuity,
And for those who fight silently,
Every single day,
For every single thing,
We have one thing to say,
We see you,
We support you,
We respect you,
We stand by you.
Anusha & Elizabeth
Forgotten Food: The Eenthu Panna tree’s seeds contain the story of cuisine, culture and its custodians
In this series, Jehan Nizar breaks down the Eenthu Panna, a wild edible which is also a star ingredient in the Mappila cuisine.
In maps: India’s vulnerable children are paying the price of upper-caste prejudice with their bodies
“India is perhaps the only country where cow’s milk is considered to be vegetarian, but sterilised chicken eggs are mistaken to be non-vegetarian”. writes Swati Narayan in this compilation about mid-day meals in schools.
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On Farmer Bills & Farmers
⏩What way forward for Indian farming? Slow Food
🚜Listen: The tragedy of our farmer bills Seen Unseen
⚡Dispatch from Tihar: Jailed farmers remain steadfast, refuse to take back their protest
✊Farmer Protests — A Volunteer’s Diary IDROnline
Sustainable Production & Consumption
A Vision for Sustainable Consumption in the Future, Rooted in Tradition
Snapshots from Nagaland, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh to better understand how we can repair our relationships with food systems.
Fake Meat, Real Profits
“Meat imitation technologies can deliver staggering profits and act as a lever to transition from a destructive animal diet — but we must recognize that those two potentialities are necessarily in conflict.”
We Need an Agroecological Revolution
Agroecology is a set of practices that integrates ecological principles into agriculture. But Agroecology is more than just a series of techniques — it’s a philosophy and a broad commitment to improve society.
Eating shark meat might be normal in India but it could have an adverse impact
While some conservationists feel that awareness about the type of shark meat will help in conserving them, others feel an overhaul of fisheries management is the only way for a sustainable future for sharks.
📺What we’re watching
“Decoding the Union Budget” with Sarthak Pradhan from the Takshashila Institution and Takshama Pandit from Food is Political.
Women lead the way✊
How Prohibition came to Andhra Pradesh,
and how it’s going. FiftyTwo
‘I Cannot Be Intimidated. I Cannot Be Bought.’ The Women Leading India’s Farmers’ Protests. TIME
The power of women’s networks for agroecology in India. LEISA India
Food & Culture
“The goal is to un-bastardize Indian food.”
At Dhamaka, Indian Village Food Comes to the City — New York Times
Kerala’s chayakkada: How the tea shop has shaped politics, cinema and culture The News Minute
The failure of the great Indian Roti Maker Goya Journal
Uncultivated foods — The hidden treasure Leisa India