After Farm Loan Waivers, Will Education Loan Waivers Spoil Us? Not If We Mend Our Ways

A serpentine queue of students heading to the enquiry encounter to check on various courses offered and eligibility criteria. (Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Snapshot In India, the debt numbers are getting bigger and bigger. In some years, we will have a major problem on our hands if we fail to address it today.India risks moving towards an era of education loan waivers. Given how farm loan waivers have worked out for farmers, course correction is crucial. Student debt in the United States (US) has reached gigantic levels, so…

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An Automated Cricket Farm Could Bring Bug-Based Food to the Masses

Cricket company Aspire has created a massive farm to raise crickets that will be used to make mainstream snacks. The hope is to provide a better source of protein, while also reducing the carbon and land footprint that stems from producing beef. A BETTER SOURCE OF PROTEIN Crickets are a good source of protein, provided you can work up the courage to eat one. In order to offset the harmful effects that come with relying on beef, however, we need to turn to another source, and our best option may come…

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Weekend Delight: Crispy yummy farm fresh pizza

Start your weekend meal with farm fresh pizza. Crispy, yummy, coated with homemade sauce, fresh mozzarella and farm fresh organic veggies, it is a satisfying start to a pleasant weekend. Serves: 2-4; Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: Pizza base 2 (medium) Mozzarella cheese 200 grams Yellow capsicum ½ Green capsicum ½ Red bell pepper ½ Mushrooms 8-10 Baby corns 6 Onion 2 (medium) Paneer 100 grams Olives 10 Jalapenos 6-8 Salt to taste Oregano 2 tsp Chilli flakes to taste For tomato sauce: Tomato puree ¾ cup (readymade)…

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Trump’s broken promise: More than 100 food and farm groups oppose labor secretary pick

On Monday, 105 food and agriculture organizations, representing more than 10 million people across the food system, sent a letter to Capitol Hill urging senators to oppose the confirmation of fast food CEO Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor. This clarion call from the nation’s farmers, food-system workers and public health advocates, led by Corporate Accountability International, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Friends of the Earth, and Real Food Media, comes on the heels of growing opposition and controversy surrounding Trump’s pick to head the Department of Labor. A recent Capital & Main investigation found…

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