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Growing insects: Farmers can help bring back pollinators

With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore pollinators essential for world food production. by Richard Conniff For the … Continue reading

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Organic Farms Support A Third More Species

Organic farms support more biodiversity, supporting 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, according to a new paper. For pollinators such as bees, the number of different species was 50% higher on organic farms, although the authors … 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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Beyond techno fixes
Recognise the vulnerable people as knowledge holders and agents of change, and not mere recipients of technical assistance and loans

By Phrang Roy – The severe impact of global warming and technical solutions to it have always grabbed the attention of the media. Unfortunately, the socio-economic challenges of climate change that exposes the marginal to greater vulnerabilities and creates conflicts … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Revival

Something very interesting is happening in North East India. The local communities have been holding a series of Food Festivals where locally available (wild edibles) and locally grown food (cultivated) are displayed and cooked. Known as Mei Ram ew, and … Continue reading

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Recipe for millet pancakes
Good for our health and the environment,
fair to our local farmers

Recipe for millet pancakes 250g of finger millet flour 100g of wheat flour A pinch of baking soda A pinch of salt One egg 300 ml of milk 100 ml of water Preparation: Mix all dry ingredients first and then … Continue reading

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