[Edible Issues #32] — #32: Digital Green, Egg-politics, Zero Hunger and More
We encounter food issues every day. But not all of them impact us so directly. Hunger is one of the biggest and most pressing issues. Unequal access to safe, nutritious food puts a majority of our population at severe risk.
The World Food Program is on a mission to end hunger by 2030 and is looking out for the boldest solutions for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger. Apply here and share the word! (Deadline: February 28th)
This week we feature Rikin Gandhi, who is empowering farmers through grassroots level partnerships and technology. So, don’t miss that read!
Lot’s of news this week, we are not egg-xagerating.
Elizabeth and Anusha
The Egg Debate Boils Over — Will Governments Stop Playing With Children’s Food? : The Wire
With political parties scrambling before the 2019 elections, Swati Narayan tells it straight, on how politics and religion are interfering with basic access to nutrition.
Mariculture is as important for India as agriculture: The Hindu
Scientists are turning to the sea to explore the 844 seaweed species through India’s 7,500km coastline as alternative sources of nutrition for ourselves and crops as well.
☘Resilient Food Sytems
- Reviving indigenous knowledge of food systems can strengthen the ability to meet the challenges.
- Resilient forests foods are helping farmers increase productivity.
- India and China are greening faster than the rest of the world
🥗Health & Nutrition
- Good Food Institute and the Institute of Chemical Technology will sign an MoU to research plant-based protein and alternative meat substitutes.
- Akshaya Patra is on a mission to serve 5 billion school meals by 2021
- Prasad Rai’s overview of how blockchain could be of great value to the foodservice industry.
- IBM is focussing on eliminating #foodwaste by using blockchain to optimize the food supply chain.
- India’s accelerating food economy is fueling palm oil consumption.
#FarmtoFork for All
Move over most Instagrammed restaurants, these eateries are keeping the traditional food movement alive!
For the Love of Fungi
Pranoy Thipaiah who runs the Kerehaklu farm writes for the Goya Journal about the memories and marvels of the mushrooms.
Stock up on Indian Superfoods
We just love posts like this that embrace our existing biodiversity.
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