Ragi / Finger Millet – A healthy grain

Whoever coined the term “fast food” added a superfluous ‘s’ as it should have been “fat food”.

People today are becoming more and more health conscious. But secretly they love food. The same goes for me. I hate becoming fat, but just the idea of a pizza with melted cheese slowly coming into my mouth, makes me all blushy. But with a myriad of alternatives available like whole-wheat pizza base, or gluten-free pastas and skimmed milk among others, is becoming lesser and lesser unhealthy. They not only fulfill our satisfaction, but also have great nutritional factors like vitamins and minerals and are great for those weight watchers.

Ragi, an annual plant widely grown as a cereal in warm seasons, is an extensively used cereal in India. It is used in various dishes like porridge, ragi muddle, dosas etc.

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Organic Farming

The phrase ‘GO BROWN’ is a very common expression now. What does that seem to indicate? That everything we appear to do in our lifestyles should be ‘brown’? That sounds funny, right? It indeed has a similar meaning. It means going organic. Now the question arises, what does organic mean? Organic means of, relating to, or derived from living matter. Organic may mean different things in different contexts, but the main idea remains the same. It arises from living matter.Organic

IFOAM – International Federation Of organic Agriculture Movements in March 2008 gave Organic farming the following definition:

“Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.”
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