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Food, fibre locked in battle for acres

Views:695 | Comments:3 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on April 7, 2011

We know the only way to bring down food inflation is to produce more of what people eat. But hey, someone tell the Indian farmer. Because this summer, the biggest crowd-puller in the countryside is co.. Read full story

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Can we get low priced pure juice?

Views:353 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on March 10, 2011

We are a nation of juice guzzlers. That’s natural in the world's second largest fruit growing country. Yet amid this abundance, hygienically packaged juice is still a middle-class luxury. A sing.. Read full story

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How to get sugar up, up and away

Views:341 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on February 10, 2011

A kilo of Indian sugar is worth 27 in New Delhi and 36 in New York. No wonder then that sugar companies are desperate to export. When global prices are at a 30-year high, it makes sense. But spoo.. Read full story

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Tur wannabe for your daily protein fix

Views:565 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on January 6, 2011

You moaned while buying tur dal for 100 per kilo. So did those who couldn’t afford it. Together, that has created an extraordinary business opportunity out of an ordinary food item. ET help.. Read full story

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Dirty water spills over into $2-b business

Views:423 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on December 16, 2010

Indian cities, factories and farms are now collectively spending $2 billion on technology to reuse every drop of water. But saving the environment is not the only thing on their minds.
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Espresso tales: What, me worry?

Views:372 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on December 2, 2010

Coffee will become more expensive this month. Roasted and ground beans that we bought for around 250 per kilo will soon sell for 300. 

And it won’t end there.. Read full story

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Grain of truth: Money can't buy me rice

Views:417 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on November 18, 2010

This year, the world has harvested the largest rice crop in history. 

Yet, the three billion people who eat it daily are paying more. 

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Onion and the colour of money

Views:551 | Comments:1 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on November 4, 2010

Each planting season, an onion farmer is faced with the dilemma of red or white. Once he chooses, the die is cast. Is that important? Yes. For the country’s 500-crore onion economy, it can .. Read full story

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Refining profits in cooking oil and sugar

Views:600 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on October 19, 2010

All petroleum refineries make money by buying crude oil low and selling the final products for as much as possible.

 

The really smart ones do the actual refining so cheaply that .. Read full story

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Making a meal of chicken fry

Views:497 | Author:Nidhi Nath Srinivas | Posted on October 5, 2010


Our love for fat is growing as fast as our economy, making it the perfect profit opportunity. This year, India has imported a record quantity of cooking oil.
Yet, homegrown soya beans a.. Read full story


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