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
On June 1st , 2017 President Donald Trump officially withdrew his support and participation in the Paris Climate Agreement, siding with officials in the White House who had argued that the agreement was a malicious threat to both the economy and American sovereignty. This agreement has been signed by over 200 countries in December 2015, … Continue reading Climate Change: America & Agriculture
Amongst the many food and beverage items that are currently stripping themselves of their main ingredient, think Sliced Bread (gluten free), Coke (sugar free), Peanut Butter (fat free) to name a few, Cow's Milk seems to be taking the lead. In September 2015 Amul launched its first lactose free carton of milk in India to cater … Continue reading Lactose Free Milk: Fad or Boon?
Food preparation, like any art form, is a medium through which a chef, the artist, expresses themselves. Molecular gastronomy, also known as modernist cuisine and experimental cuisine is a sub discipline of food science that focuses on the physical and chemical processes that occur during cooking. It has three aspects to it: social, artistic and technical. … Continue reading What is Molecular Gastronomy?
Celebrations are plentiful this time of the year. Across the globe, people are celebrating the end of another year. Holiday season is a wonderful time for producers and consumers alike. Everybody is a little more generous, a little less cautious and whole lot happier. While sustainability is something that tends to be left along with … Continue reading A Sustainable New Year
Understanding the food chain has never been more complicated. Over the last two centuries we have witnessed a a rapid modernisation of this chain to cater to the growing population. Developing countries like India and China are moving in this direction to achieve food security while developed countries like America are doing so to improve their output … Continue reading The Modern Food Chain
The world as we know it is fast changing. Innovation, globalization and the rapid growth of technology is causing the world around us to shrink while doubling up our opportunities. We are moving towards a tomorrow where time is optimized and menial jobs are outsourced to machines. These advancements are causing mammoth changes in our … Continue reading Nature v/s Technology: the changing face of food
One of the bakeries I was most excited to visit in Eastern Europe was Nonica. Tucked away in a small by-lane of Hvar, this little café bar was nothing short of magical. We got there late one evening, after tucking down a few lobsters and some spaghetti and so were looking for something only to … Continue reading Nonica Café Bar, Hvar
According to a report released by the United Nations in May this year, India’s economy was said to grow at an estimated rate of 7.3%. Approximately 60.6% of India’s land is agricultural in nature and over 95 million hectors of it can be termed operational. Our economic progress has not been met with simultaneous progress in … Continue reading Food Scarcity & Security in India
I was first drawn to the concepts of sustainable agriculture and whole foods during my time interning with Greenpeace. I was part of a team working on a campaign against BT Brinjal in India. It’s been six years since then and although I think we’ve made some progress with awareness, we are still struggling to … Continue reading Sustainability & Food Production