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Millets are crops that were traditionally cultivated in India in the past. They have been the crops of the poor since they are more nutritious than rice and wheat, demand less water and no pesticides or fertilisers. In that way the farmers do not need to spend money on the inputs and the control of the food production remains with the farmers. Even if rice and wheat were promoted during the Green Revolution and are still today heaviliy subsidised by the government, many people continue to cultivate millets. The standing water in the rice fields emit the green house gas methane, which is another good reason to choose millets. It is sometimes difficult to find millets in the shops, but ask for ”ragi flour” (ragi is a kind of millet) and you might find some.

Millets – the food of the poor and the environmentally conscious

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