Think beyond hunger, think about food security

If you haven’t started growing your own food, this is probably the best time to do so. The cool November weather is conducive to growing the widest variety of vegetables in a kitchen garden. Make the most of it. The first step towards nutrition is knowing where the food comes from.

Since we are talking about food and nutrition, I am surprised that India’s position on the Global Hunger Index 2021 created so much noise on either side of the debate over the last month. I don’t know what we expected, really. Interestingly, the debate also raised questions about the …


Karan Manral

Karan Manral is a co-founder of organic farming ventures Green Essentials and New Farmer. After dabbling with technology media, communication and marketing, and some kitchen gardening simultaneously, he (and his partner Yogita Mehra) took the plunge into organic farming full time a decade ago and has since been trying to make growing food more accessible for novice urban farmers.