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May 2024

It was over a month ago that we released the report Future Nutrition - Understanding our toxic transition on the four major transitions that are impacting our food systems today. The debate around ultra processed food since then has increased all around and currently the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have recommended heavily against the intake of the Ultra Processed Food (UPF) that we had highlighted as one of the biggest menace against nutrition security in the  country. Their key recommendations are summarized here. …
Short term Project: Testing and Comparing the Nutritional properties of Traditional varieties of Rice grown in diverse Agro-Ecological zonesDuration: 3 monthsProject Promoters: Samanvaya, Nammalvar Multiversity, Tamil Nadu Iyarkai Vivasayigal Koottamaippu (TNIVK) Background: Traditional rice varieties, also termed as land races are sources of diverse nutritional properties.  Two factors have enhanced their need in recent times, viz., the immunity enhancement demand since the pandemic and need to cultivate climate change resilience among the food crops. On both counts there are…