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Several rice seeds displayed at Mukhap Rice Festival held by SURE

The Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE), in collaboration with NESFAS, held a Rice Festival at Madan Mukhap, West Jaintia Hills on January 25, 2020 wherein the community members there displayed several varieties of traditional seeds, which are still … Continue reading

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Rice festival – cum-Mei – Ramew Phawar Competition

Through this event, our aim is to display and document the different indigenous varieties of paddy from different participating communities, including other regions of Meghalaya. We will also be having seed exchange, initiation of seed saving practices, value-added rice products, … Continue reading

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SECURING OUR SEED SOVEREIGNTY

In an interview with the Hindu (April 6, 2012), Dr. Debal Deb, a rice conservationist, revealed that India had more than 100,000 varieties of Rice until as recently as 1970. However, as green revolution became an entrenched part of the … Continue reading

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Millet breakfast reduces blood sugar: study
Low glycemic index helps bring down glucose levels better than rice dishes.

By R. Sujatha Though millets have found their way in to dishes served at health expositions, diabetics, who need it more, are yet to start including it in their diet. A pilot study undertaken by M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, … Continue reading

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All-rounder Millets on Rural People’s Plates Since the Sangam Period

Millets formed a major part of the food people in rural areas consumed until recently. In fact, in remote villages of Tamil Nadu, food items made of millets were staple food and rice was consumed occasionally. They had nelluchoru (food … Continue reading

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Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts.
Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high and middle-income countries

Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society’s relationship with the Earth and restore human … Continue reading

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