The hipster hunger for superfoods is starving India’s adivasis

“A hundred million of India’s indigenous peoples are compromising on food security to feed a global fad.

The sudden popularity of these forest foods, once known as a poor man’s food, has been skyrocketing, thanks to the much-written about trend of consuming “super foods”, or foods that are high in antioxidants, rich in minerals and vitamins, or those that are high in soluble fibres. But, what does this sudden demand mean for the forest-dwelling, indigenous communities?”

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