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To be a vegetarian and healthy: a luxury! Impact of the food policy and of the politisation of food culture in India

Abstract : This paper reflects on the state of malnutrition in India (micronutrient deficiencies and iron deficiency anemia) by exploring categories of protein-rich foods which decline in consumption these last decades. The first categories of vegetal type concern the pulses whose the price has drastically increased in the 2015-2016, and a few varieties of cereals (millets and sorghum) whose the access has become precarious due to lack of government support. The second food category concerns livestock products whose the consumption is politicised by the nationalists in the power who are seeking to impose the vegetarianism as the food model of India. These categories will be explored in the food programmes for children in creches (anganwadi) and in government schools.
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Brigitte Sébastia. To be a vegetarian and healthy: a luxury! Impact of the food policy and of the politisation of food culture in India. Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer. Revue de géographie de Bordeaux, Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2020, 73 (281), pp.79-103. ⟨10.4000/com.10933⟩. ⟨hal-03136899⟩

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