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The Messenger - Issue #10

The Messenger
The Messenger - Issue #10
By Socratus • Issue #25 • View online
This week’s Messenger is the 10th one! Tell us what you think about it so far? What would would like us to cover? Do reply to this mail with your ideas.
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Roti, kapda, makaan used to be a winning electoral slogan back in the day. With the farmer’s movement, it’s coming back in vogue. This week we take a look at the Minimum Support Price regime, which is at the heart of India’s Food System.

How did we become a net importer of pulses?
How did we become a net importer of pulses?
Why are we so nutrition deficient? What can we do about stunting?
Why are we so nutrition deficient? What can we do about stunting?
Can the MSP be used to better our nutritional needs?
Can the MSP be used to better our nutritional needs?
Only if the MSP regime stops skewing production
Only if the MSP regime stops skewing production
Monoculture is a problem
Monoculture is a problem
And there are major divisions in the farmer community over this issue
And there are major divisions in the farmer community over this issue
And when you think of farmers, don't neglect the small and marginal ones!
And when you think of farmers, don't neglect the small and marginal ones!
Question of the Day: Should there be MSP?
Question of the Day: Should there be MSP?
Until next week....
Until next week....
Afterword
Both of this week’s ancillary essays are from Foreign Policy journals. First, a lovely essay by Justin E.H. Smith on ongoing efforts to turn aspects of nature - rivers, elephants etc - into a person for legal purposes. Then an essay on the geopolitics of energy, just so we keep in mind that renewable energy etc may not stop nations and corporations from competing and fighting.
The Global Legal Movement to Treat Nature as a Person
Green Upheaval: The New Geopolitics of Energy
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