Today, our household wastes include chemicals that have become one with our lives. Right from brushing teeth & taking shower to washing clothes, utensils & floors, all that we have in our hands are chemicals. We feel clean once these chemicals are flushed out through the sinks. But what are they actually made up of and where do they finally land up?
Do you know that our choices of foods have an unbelievably huge impact on our planet? The per capita consumption of food is 1.8 kg per day. In 1960, the world population was 300 crore. Today (2018) it’s 760 crore. This brings the food consumption to a whopping 1.3 crore tons per day! As the population grows, the requirement for food will continue to increase.
India used to be a land of the indigenous (desi) cows. However, since the 1970s, the exotic breeds of cows started finding their place in India. These exotic breeds were cross-bred with the indigenous ones to produce hybrid off-springs for superior milk production. How have these exotic breeds changed the Indian ecosystem w.r.t. milk production, milk quality, agriculture and sustainability?
Cooking oils are the daily essentials in Indian kitchens. Besides traditional oils like groundnut oil, coconut oil, sesame oil & mustard oil, we also hear about the new ones like olive oil and rice bran oil. Then there are also the new entrants- cold pressed or wood pressed cooking oils. So which ones are the best?
Millets have probably been the oldest crops known to mankind. They are small seeded grasses grown around the world as cereal crops or grains. Millets have been used as a traditional food in large parts of Asia and Africa. They have been staple food in the form of porridge in the German, Russian and Chinese cultures. In this article, we will learn about why millets deserve to be in our plates as a staple diet.
Almost all of us are accustomed to purchasing white rice from the grocery stores. Brown rice is seldom seen in the grocery stores, except for the select organic foods stores. But until a couple of decades ago, our forefathers consumed only hand pounded rice, which is rice with its bran. Unlike the rice milling industries of today, most of the rice used to be de-husked traditionally.
Do you love having chocolates, cold drinks, pastries and sweets very often? If yes, then this article is especially for you. Are the sugars that we consume daily harming us? Or is it ok to have them? When it comes to the effects of sugar on our health, there are two different issues that need our attention- the effect of chemicals used for manufacturing sugar and the effect of sugar itself on our health.
Ghee has been an integral part of Indian culture. Our forefathers knew the benefits of ghee and it was an important part of their every day meal. Let us take a look at the benefits of ghee as well as its comparison with its other equivalents and clear our minds of the myths surrounding it.
If you happen to find a bug in your vegetable obtained from a natural farming plot, be happy because it proves that the farmer has actually refrained from using the chemical pesticides and that he has managed his farms only with..
With time, the purity and goodness of food that we eat are getting lost. We are getting more and more addicted to processed and packaged foods due to shortage of time or our lifestyle changes. These foods might save you time and sometimes they are tasty too. But their ill effects are more than alarming.