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I have been following this website called A Cup Of Jo for a while now. Along with food, they feature content on style, motherhood, design and interiors. I love reading their posts on varied topics, but what I love even more is how much their readers engage with the content. The comments section is warm, funny and informative as readers chip in their ideas for each post. In fact,  A Cup Of Jo publishes separate posts on the best of reader comments. Commenting seems to be a dying art as people express their acceptance of the content with a quick like or share. Of course with so much content out there, it is definitely not possible to comment on everything. But for a select few websites, it might help to take the discussion forward (cough cough TYT ;)).

While we are at it, here is an interesting post on A Cup Of Jo about mini fridges and waste free cooking, by Stella Blackmon.

Do you have tepidophobia? Here is the formula for a perfect cup of chai by Priya Krishna.

The United Nations General Assembly declared the next ten years, 2019- 2028 as the Decade of Family Farming.  The article on Food Tank points out – “According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) most recent report “The State of Food and Agriculture”, about 750 million of the world’s extremely poor work in agriculture, usually as smallholder family farmers. Family farmers produce more than 80 percent of the world’s food and control 75 percent of all agricultural resources.”

This article on Rural Indian Online which looks into farmers working in sugarcane fields is a must read. Parth.M.N writes- “Many farmers in Marathwada are increasingly seeking agricultural wage work, driven away from their land by an intensifying agrarian crisis. Weather patterns are becoming more erratic and irrigation remains sparse. But in arid Marthwada, the water-guzzling sugarcane continues to grow. Uday Deolankar, agriculture officer and secretary to the president of the state Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, says the average rainfall in Marathwada is 700 mm per year, while sugarcane needs 2,200 to 4,000 mm rainfall. “Cotton needs 700 mm, tur 500 mm and soyabean 450 mm,” he says.”

Have you seen this image of blood oranges on the Rainbowplatntlife Instagram page? It is just wow!

Before I let you go, here is a library with a difference. They store seeds of traditional rice varieties.

Have a great weekend. Let me know if you read something interesting.

Featured Image: Nachos at Napoli Italian Bistro, HSR Layout Bangalore.