Bean to Bar: Sustainable Chocolate in India

The simplest way to differentiate sustainable chocolate from regular chocolate is to understand the differences in their method of production. Many companies boast of using sustainable methods to procure, produce and package their chocolates, however only a handful actually qualify. Any product, when sustainably made, takes into consideration every aspect of the supply chain to … Continue reading Bean to Bar: Sustainable Chocolate in India

Sandwich Bread

Amongst commercially sold baked goods, packaged bread has one of the highest amounts of preservatives and additives. Being a staple, most households consume sandwich bread multiple, if not once, times a day.  Many people believe that opting for bread that is 'gluten-free', 'whole-wheat', 'zero trans fat', etc. negates the ill effects of consuming processed white … Continue reading Sandwich Bread

Sikkim: India’s Flag Bearer of Organic Farming

In 2016, Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state. The initiative, championed by Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling, first began in 2003 with the announcement of his intentions at the Legislative Assembly. Subsequently, The Department of Agriculture of Sikkim released a plan of action titled “Going for Organic Farming in Sikkim – A Concept Paper … Continue reading Sikkim: India’s Flag Bearer of Organic Farming

Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating

Originating from the principles of Zen Buddhism, the concept of a macrobiotic diet was first formalised by the Japanese Army Doctor Sagen Ishizuka who believed in benefits of following a traditional oriental diet and condemned the adaptation of western medicine and nutrition principles. The macrobiotic diet propagates a balanced form of eating with an emphasis on … Continue reading Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating