By S V R K Prabhakar and G V Ramanjaneyulu
The authors are Senior Policy Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan and Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, India respectively. firstname.lastname@example.org
In view of urbanisation in India being accompanied with lifestyle changes that frown on ordinary, nutritious food habits in favour of empty calories, a UNEP funded project seeks to bring in greater awareness on healthy eating and individual carbon footprint for sustainable food production and consumption.
One of the most significant lifestyle changes with severe environmental and health consequences being witnessed in developing Asia is in the form of changes in food consumption behaviour among people. India’s population is on the rise and more and more people are moving out of the poverty trap with significant improvements on the economic front. At the same time, India is rapidly urbanising with large number of people moving to urban areas every year. It has been projected that India...