Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

Sweet sorghum a double sugar-hit for Indian farmers

A crop breeding program could deliver a significant boost to India’s national nutritional and industrial needs in one fell swoop, and might even set an example Australian farmers want to follow. So-called sweet sorghum varieties offer the potential for dual farm...
Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

Young chefs face-off in first Smart Food Culinary Challenge

The first Smart Food Culinary Challenge was launched with 58 student chefs from 16 culinary institutes across India. They were competing to be the finalists to play-off for the grand finale to be held at the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair in Bengaluru...
Good ol’ millets back on plate as outlets mushroom

Good ol’ millets back on plate as outlets mushroom

BENGALURU: The humble millet is back to give a healthy push to Bengalureans’ food habits. Many millet-themed stores, restaurants and cafes have sprung up in localities; close to 10 establishments serve anything from millet idlis, dosas and thalis to ice-creams...
Millets – A Perfect Muse

Millets – A Perfect Muse

One indigenous ingredient that is packed with immense healthy properties and antioxidants, and has finally got its due is the rich grain — Millets or ‘Siridhanya’. One indigenous ingredient that is packed with immense healthy properties and antioxidants, and has...
Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

Sorghum: Africa’s untapped commercial agricultural potential

SORGhUM has a lot going for it. It’s climate-smart, highly nutritious and we already know how to grow it. If we put the right amount of money and thought behind it, it could also help solve our unemployment woes. The end of 2017 was characterised by a series of...
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