Pope calls for developing global ‘culture of care’ during pandemic

Pope Francis has called on all nations to develop a global “culture of care” based on mutual cooperation, compassion, humanity and justice in the face of the ongoing pandemic. He also urged the world leaders to take stronger and more effective steps to address the contemporary global challenges, including migration and climate change, while also […]

Every time Bengal loses a traditional rice variety, it loses a little bit of its culture

Every time Bengal loses a traditional rice variety, it loses a little bit of its culture

In Bengali culture, like many other cultures in Asia, “eating rice” is synonymous with “having a meal”. The Sanskrit word “anna” and the old Bengali word “odan” mean both “rice” and “meal”. A standard Bengali expression – “Have you eaten rice?” – is a polite way to inquire, “Have you had your lunch or dinner?” […]

Agricultural heritage GIAHS: Food + Culture = Future

Agricultural heritage GIAHS: Food + Culture = Future

Humankind’s collective agricultural heritage has fed the world for thousands of years, but is now increasingly threatened by accelerating global trends, causing severe damage to the planet’s resource base. Answers to this critical situation can be found in this same agricultural heritage, a source of knowledge that can help reverse today’s negative trends. On February […]

Desi Delicacies: An anthology of South Asian Muslim food culture

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The book shatters all the stereotypes surrounding Muslim identities in South Asia Food writing is no more a neglected genre in South Asia; it is not consigned to the lowest shelf in libraries anymore. Recipes were never scarce in books and magazines; now with social media taking centre stage in our lives, there is an […]

Western Wisconsin Leads The Nation In Farm Bankruptcies, Again

Western Wisconsin Leads The Nation In Farm Bankruptcies, Again

Western Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in farm bankruptcies, reporting the highest number of new filings in 2020. But bankruptcy experts say most of those producers are looking for ways to keep farming, instead of going out of business.  Federal court data shows the Western District had 39 new Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings in […]