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High malnutrition persists in India despite surplus food, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar
India

High malnutrition persists in India despite surplus food, says Niti Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar

Launching the Poshan Gyan, a national digital repository on health and nutrition, Kumar said that real change can be brought about only through changing behaviours on the ground

Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops
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Makhana farming yields profits in Bihar as farmers lean towards weather resilient crops

Earlier farmers used to cultivate makhana in ponds but after facing recurring flood problems, low land areas are now being utilised for makhana farming with support from state government schemes to promote it.

In Chef Analiese Gregory's latest cookbook, a blending of native Australian ingredients with European fine-dining aesthetics
Arts & Culture

In Chef Analiese Gregory's latest cookbook, a blending of native Australian ingredients with European fine-dining aesthetics

Gregory offers a view of rugged life at the bottom of the world with How Wild Things Are, a cookbook loaded with striking images of the chef herself cooking dishes at a campsite or a rocky shoreline.

As fermented food gains poularity, a look at some of the beneficial effects of these priobiotic-rich items
Health

As fermented food gains poularity, a look at some of the beneficial effects of these priobiotic-rich items

From gherkins, cabbage and garlic, to kimchi, kefir and kombucha, fermented foodstuffs can boost our gut flora and our health thanks to their micro-organisms

Fat residue found in Harappan civilisation cooking pots show that they consumed meat
India

Fat residue found in Harappan civilisation cooking pots show that they consumed meat

Scientists believe the findings highlight the resilience of rural settlements in northwest India during the transformation of the Indus Civilisation and during a period of increasing aridity.

Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE
science

Several brands of honey in India are adulterated with sugar syrup finds CSE

"Honey samples from leading brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Zandu, Hitkari and Apis Himalaya, all failed the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) test," the study said.

Children's Day: COVID-19 showed us glaring holes in the public health system that risk the health of our children
India

Children's Day: COVID-19 showed us glaring holes in the public health system that risk the health of our children

Undernutrition continues to be associated with 50 percent of all under-five deaths and India accounts for third of the world’s stunted children according to the Global Nutrition Report 2018.

Of phang and pao: At DIFF 2020, two documentaries unravel the binding ties of food and community
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Of phang and pao: At DIFF 2020, two documentaries unravel the binding ties of food and community

Akash Basumatari’s documentary Mhari Topli Ma: Phang and Sonia Filinto’s Bread and Belonging are studies in how shifts in social, cultural and economic behaviours directly alter our food habits — and identity.

Everyone doesn't need to go vegan to stop global warming, finds new study
science

Everyone doesn't need to go vegan to stop global warming, finds new study

If the world food system keeps on current trajectories, it will produce near 1.5 trillion tons of greenhouse gases over the next 80 years, the study found.

Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread
Arts & Culture

Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread

In Sugarbread, through the young protagonist's observations, the author delivers prose that not only captures the tangles within a family, but also turns food and delicious recipes into powerful metaphors depicting complex emotions.

MasterChef Australia season 12 winner Emelia Jackson on her win, upcoming projects and love for Indian food
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MasterChef Australia season 12 winner Emelia Jackson on her win, upcoming projects and love for Indian food

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Emelia Jackson spoke about her journey on MasterChef Australia: Back to Win and what lies ahead

Human body can cope with occasional over eating but continuous binging will have serious health effects
science

Human body can cope with occasional over eating but continuous binging will have serious health effects

As little as 24 hours of overeating can have some negative consequences for our health, including elevated blood sugar concentrations.

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
India

Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report

Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.

UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month
science

UN report states COVID-19 linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month

“The food security effects of the COVID crisis are going to reflect many years from now,” said Dr Francesco Branca, the World Health Organization head of nutrition

On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast
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On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast

Contemplate the politics of hunger; availability of food for all individual, community food practices; the vegan politics; vegetarianism; the beef ban; hunger strikes and who is able to do them or lead them and why, in a country like India.

With new food archiving initiatives, experts create a virtual repository of culinary history and culture in lockdown
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With new food archiving initiatives, experts create a virtual repository of culinary history and culture in lockdown

The lockdown has spurred a series of live chats centered on food, with non-celebrity experts sharing insights on food history, culture and traditions.

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class
India

Indians have made Chinese food their own; boycotting it only betrays our culinary culture and middle-class

In the wake of the conflagration at the border, Ramdas Athawale, union minister, has decided that the patriotic Indian must launch a boycott of Chinese food. What he does not realise that Chinese food in India has as much to do with China as a Japanese curry has to do with our korma and qalia.

Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities
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Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities

Taste the Nation sees Padma Lakshmi travel across the US to learn about food of US immigrant and indigenous communities

As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine
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As COVID-19 fears, lockdown dull mango's sheen in Tamil Nadu, foodies recount fruit's indelible place in state's cuisine

Enthusiasts in Tamil Nadu find themselves adjusting to the new normal, as the joy of handpicking produce is lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and they settle instead for fond recollections of their favourite fruit and its varied uses in the state’s layered cuisine.

From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking
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From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking

The harmonised response to the coronavirus lockdown seems to be to get good at cooking. In that spirit, here is a pairing: simple, hearty dishes that can be made with easily available ingredients — inspired by food-centric films that serve as great backdrops for them (or binge-watch accompaniments alongside a meal).