A Field of Millets

A Field of Millets

Some food for thought on the importance of coarse grains

Harmings
A… What? Food Label?

A… What? Food Label?

An alert issued regarding unhealthy packaged foods, and how food nutrition labels can and cannot help us to become aware.

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I know you all kids must be excited about Dusshera and Diwali. The whole month you’ll be exchanging sweets and offering scrumptious feasts. Our friends and families will enjoy beautifully wrapped gifts of savouries— chocolates, candies, chips, soft drinks, and what not! Their advertisements will flood our television screens and social media, and even masquerade as a renewed form of celebration with the days of homemade delicacies…

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Do you know where we got the potato from? Or why birds can have chillies but we can't?...

Read some more interesting food-facts like these and know the importance of our food in this comic strip on food items, food wastage, and hunger.

A Foraging Experience

A Foraging Experience

Does food grow only in pristine farmlands of rural areas or is it available around us in cities as well? Let us try and forage for some food right here, in our neighbourhood parks.

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It was a Sunday, therefore, a holiday and for that reason a day for some fun and exciting activity. Hence, Babbi was quickly getting ready to receive her friend Neenu and go play in the nearby park. Neenu’s mom would also come along as she was close friends with Babbi’s mom and the two of them often planned many engagements for their kids…

 

Fruits and Their Seasons

Fruits and Their Seasons

What’s the best time to eat a fruit or a veggie? Which season and for what reason?

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Babbi had barely woken up and was rubbing her eyes, when she heard her mom faintly. She was calling out the names of pulses, fruits, and vegetables in the kitchen. Her dad was sitting in the next room making a list of fresh food to buy from the market.

Babbi chipped in drowsily, “Papa, please get some mangoes. It's been ages since we had those,” she requested. Her dad paused and smiled...

Yummy Microbes!

Yummy Microbes!

Fermented food is not only tasty but it is also good for health

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Babbi tugged urgently at her Mom’s kurta. “Mom, there is some white, gooey stuff oozing out of that big pan on the kitchen slab,” she whispered.

Mom looked at the direction Babbi was pointing towards. “My dosa batter” She muttered and transferred part of the gooey liquid into another pan...   

 

Farming Food Nicely

Farming Food Nicely

Food that is good for us and for the environment, understanding what ‘food systems’ are, how they cause climate change, and what the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is all about.

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Babbi jumped out of the car and looked around the unusual farm. There were bushes interspersed with different kinds of trees and small patches of vegetables. Nearby, was a yellow patch of mustard crops. She could hear a cow moo at a distance too...

Going Bananas!

Going Bananas!

The fruit’s flour is nutritious and easy to use.

Babbi stared hard at the bunch of green bananas that her dad was carrying. The thick stalk had some 50 bananas. “What will we do with these?” she pondered. 

But her parents were very excited. “We are going to turn this into flour,” mother informed and told Babbi to go wash her hands and come help. 

By the time she returned, everyone in the kitchen was busy…

A Balancing Trick

A Balancing Trick

Eating safe food keeps you healthy

It was 1 pm and the whole family had gathered around the dining table to check what was for lunch. Steaming bowls of daal (lentils), rice and baigan ka bharta (mashed eggplants) along with fresh rotis (homemade bread) were arranged on the table.  

What Did the CSE Study on Honey Adulteration Reveal? Complete Analysis on How the Tests Were Done.

What is the truth behind India's honey? How pure is the honey made by your favourite brand? Are you eating nature's wonder food or are the companies selling you cheap and unhealthy sugar? To find these answers let us look at the latest report by the Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment or CSE.

CSE has earlier exposed pesticides in colas and packaged drinking water, antibiotics in honey, GMO's in packaged food, and excess salts and trans fat in junk foods...

This 70-year Old Farmer's Lifelong Mission is to Save Kerala's Traditional Rice Varieties

The cultivation of rice has occupied the pride of place in Kerala’s agriculture. Unending lush green paddy fields are a sight for sore eyes. But Paddy cultivation is declining in Kerala at an alarming rate. In the past 30 years, the state lost more than 70 per cent of its paddy fields. Rice producing districts like Wayanad once had 160 varieties of paddy. 55 of these varieties are now extinct. But there are people in the state who are trying to preserve this paddy biodiversity.  

Trick or Treat?
One Cup Not Worth Crying Over
Change Your Foodfunda
What is food?
A New Kind of Pollution: This Time in Our Food

A New Kind of Pollution: This Time in Our Food

Genetic engineering is used to modify the food we eat. But do we know enough about its effect on us?

For as long as we know, the food we eat is grown in farms and fields by farmers who sow seeds and harvest them every season. Adulterations in food products sold loose, such as pulses or sugar in the local kirana stores, is quite common.

But we never worry about adulterations while buying packaged food from the shelves of our favourite shop. After all, they pass through several quality checks. But a study by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has found that packaged food items have genetically modified (GM) ingredients in them.

Bolo Zubaan Kesari

How to Make Delicious Sattu Ke Laddu at Home

Sattu is a powder made by grinding a mixture of roasted pulses, mainly chickpeas and cereals. It is rich in protein and leaves one satiated for a long time. Apart from the laddu, a refreshing summer drink is made out of sattu, which helps us in bearing high temperatures and keeps our stomach healthy. It is also ideal for people suffering from peptic ulcer and can also fight diabetes.

The Cool Drink to Hangout With...

How To Make Kali Gajar Ki Kanji

Kali gajar ki kanji recipe.

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Kanji is a fermented drink prepared during winters, especially during the time of holi festival. Kanji is very good for digestion, and also acts as an appetiser.

DIY Herb Station At Home

DIY Herb Station At Home

Herbs such as coriander, basil and mint can make any dish more flavourful. They are fun to grow and it is great to have our own garden we can pluck fresh herbs from. We can make a kitchen herb garden or plant herbs in pots on the terrace. Herbs are easy to grow and require little patience as some herbs start to sprout in as little as two days!...