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Open Source Project Transforms Ocean Water into Drinking Water


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Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) has invented Eliodomestico, an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water. Eliodomestico from gabriele diamanti on Vimeo. Eliodomestico is an open source project and innovators are encouraged to develop variants based on this project. Do you think that a solution like this is a stepping step towards ending our drinking water woes.

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Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture


Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture

While there is rampant usage of pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and GMO seeds – all in the name of helping farmers earn a better living, here is the real story around sustainable agricultural practices actually benefiting farmers in Andhra Pradesh. Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture (CMSA) encorages natural farming and is shifting farming from being input intensive to knowledge intensive. The key to CSMA is – Non Pesticide Management Integrated Nutrient Management Inter Cropping This practice has not only been able to recharge […]

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch


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We recently came across an amazing video, which is part of a larger project called Midway Film. Midway Island, which is roughly equidistant between North America and Asia, is thousands of kilometers away from any civilization. Yet, it does not remain the way nature intended it to be. It is part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area called so due to the exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of […]

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GMO Debate – 14 year old explains it all


Understanding GMO through a kid activist

GMO or Genetically Modified Organism is a word often discussed and confused. While most adults would not have a very clear conclusion on the merits/demerits of GMO food and their stand on the topic, have a look at 14 year old Rachel Parent debating the issue with two seasoned news journalists and putting forward her arguments in a clear and concise manner. A little more about Rachel Parent – Rachel is the founder of Kids Right to Know and is leading youth in […]

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Local Uttarakhand Cuisine on NDTV Good Times


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Catch Rocky and Mayur (from Highway on my Plate - a travel & food show where they travel across the country in search of memorable eating experiences) get a taste of some of the best pahadi food from Uttarakhand. The dishes that you see on the show are – Mint Chicken – Tradition Chicken preparation made with Fresh Mints Pahadi Mutton - Mutton preparation based on slow cooking over Whole Spices (Khada Masala) Bada - A Snack prepared by deep frying Paste made with […]

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Food, Inc. – The story behind Mass Production of Food


Food, Inc. is a documentary which captures the Industrialization of American Food Supply Chain, resulting in mass-production of identical food items and an irreversible change to the way food is grown in the world. The very opening statement ‘The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000.’ gives you a sense of the catastrophe that we might have in our end. The documentary takes you through various food lines and show how […]

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Food Waste – A Story of Excess vs A Story of Inefficiency


Recently, Visual.ly came up with a video which talks about the food wastage and its effect. Food Waste – A Story of Excess It is interesting to note that US and Europe, which are considered to be much more advanced than countries such as India and China when it comes to managing agricultural supply-chain, are loosing more than 50% of the agro produce between the farm and the fork. However, this number has a high share of wastage at home and […]

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