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Khaza ~Fried Sweet Snack

Chhattisgarh cuisine uses many foods not found in the rest of India, although the staple food is rice, like in much of the country. Many Chhattisgarhi people drink liquor brewed from the a pecil flower Mahwa.The tribal people of the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh eat whatever is available: mushrooms, squirrels , bamboo pickle, bamboo vegetable .The special delicacies like jalebi , petha ,Rakhia badi, khaza , etc. 173 more words


Comparison of agriculture in North America and Europe raises questions about the value of GM

Researchers led by Canterbury University Professor Jack Heinemann have announced further findings that challenge the benefits of genetic modification.

This time their analysis deals with agricultural productivity. 430 more words

Genetic Modification

argylesock reblogged this on Science on the Land and commented:

argylesock says... Is Europe falling behind the Americas because Europe avoids genetically modified (GM) crops? As I mentioned yesterday, our UK Chief Scientific Officer (Mark Walport) says that we're falling behind. But here's discussion from New Zealand about what a weak claim that is.

Revisiting the "eat local" Idea

I just came across this review of a book called “The Locavore’s Delusion”, and yes, it is a nod to that other book, in case you were wondering! 361 more words

Food Security

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argylesock says... Here are some very interesting thoughts. It's worth following the links, asking yourself whether you 'eat local' and if so what that's really like. One thing I'd like to point out, though, is the wrong assumption that genetic modification (GM, genetic engineering) offers the only solution to flooding. No it does not, as I described recently in celebrating Scuba rice, a biotech crop which is not GM.

Native Roots

Over the weekend I visited my family. Amongst other goodies, my parents gave me proteas from their garden, and a sack of mealie meal. The protea is the South African National Flower, while the mealie meal is a South African staple food. 324 more words