We must retrofit our corporate, globalized food system to produce healthful food for local communities. But where do we start? Last year, the author spent some time in India, and in this country – which is stereotyped by the Western world as starving and impoverished – discovered a traditional food system that might make “locavores” back home drool. With innovative growing techniques, heritage seeds and a firmly agriculture-driven economy, the region the wuthor worked in manages to remain almost completely self-sufficient and food secure. Read on to discover how they do it, and what “developed” countries can learn from rural Indians.
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