Colin Khoury, the author of Origins of Food Crops Connect Countries Worldwide spoke to Open about the journey of foods and how globalization has given a spurt to it
The Modi Government is yet to seize the opportunity to revive and modernise Indian agriculture, which is plagued by state apathy, lack of research and the misplaced priorities of regulators
Incentives to help farmers stay put in agriculture are a short cut, and the Centre should focus on shifting them away to lucrative avenues
The world’s once mighty car hub is now a rusty relic. A desperate Detroit is wooing Hollywood and turning to agriculture for survival.
Suddenly there is a huge demand for earthworms, and people who are producing them are getting rich.
The quest for food security is driving companies and countries to buy large tracts of farmland in poor countries. Indian firms are at it too. Neo-colonialism or globalisation?
Sparse rainfall in the country’s bread basket could yield toxic foodgrains. Beware!