Northeastern cuisine is varied and finds growing demand

Be it zesty pork chops from Nagaland or a subtle voksa rep chhum(smoked pork with mustard leaves) from Mizoram combined with some fragrant wild red rice from Manipur, dishes from northeastern India are ample enough to fill your stomach and give you much food for thought. According to Muan Tonsing, the owner of the Delhi-based Rosang Café, northeastern cuisine cannot be classified into a single category. “Most people perceive northeastern food to be momos or noodles. My aim is to change that perception. Another misconception is that our food is…

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Can sub-Saharan Africa produce enough food to meet growing demand?

Each year, the planet has to feed more hungry, hungry humans. Right now, projections suggest that we might just be able to meet the challenge of feeding our growing population in 2050, but only if we make better use of the land that we use for agriculture. For sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), though, the question gets a little more complicated. Even if there’s enough food globally to go around by 2050, will SSA be able to produce enough to be self-sufficient? A paper in this week’s PNAS suggests that the region…

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Daily Bread Food Bank’s annual hunger report highlights growing need among adults

Adults are increasingly relying on Toronto food banks more than young people, a new report has found. The Daily Bread Food Bank released its annual Who’s Hungry report on Monday, breaking down the trends behind the 905,970 visits its clients made between April 2015 and March 2016. A further 2.6 million meals were given out through meal programs, the organization said. One of the key findings: clients 45 and older now make up 35 per cent of food bank users, up from 26 per cent in 2006. Some 39 per cent…

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