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Climate Change in Uttarakhand, Part 2

More than 500 million people in South Asia depend directly on the Himalayas for their survival. But this fragile mountain eco-system is particularly sensitive to climate change. In regions like Uttarakhand, India, the effects of global warming have manifested rapidly and are only predicted to intensify, with far-reaching impacts on food and water security. In […]


Sikkim: The First Organic State, Part 1

In January 2016, India’s least populated state, Sikkim, was officially declared fully organic. All 75,000 hectares of farmland in Sikkim are now free of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. In Part 1, we take a look at how Sikkim achieved this milestone. Continue to Part 2 >>


Sikkim: The First Organic State, Part 2

In Part 2, we delve deeper to understand the challenges that lie ahead, as the farmers in this remote region of the Northeast endeavour to establish a market for their organic produce. << Back to Part 1


The Food Waste Crisis, Part 1

India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world, with 194.6 million people going hungry every day. Yet, by most estimates, nearly 40% of all food that’s grown in India never reaches the consumer. In Part 1, we discuss the global impact of food waste, and explore where along the supply chain food is being wasted in India. […]


The Food Waste Crisis, Part 2

In Part 2, we talk about the measures needed to address this crisis. What should we do, what can we do, and what are we doing about food waste in India? << Back to Part 1


Oyster Culture, Part 1

How is it that oysters, a delicacy savoured across the globe, have been so overlooked by nearly a billion people on the subcontinent? In Part 1, we find out what people in India really think of raw oysters as a food source. Continue to Part 2 >>


Oyster Culture, Part 2

In Part 2, we take a deep dive into the emerging industry of oyster farming in India and ask: can the promise of a newfound supply overcome our longstanding cultural aversion to oysters? << Back to Part 1