Betting the Farm


Food occupies a great deal of our attention, day in and day out. It also raises jarring questions: Why do hundreds of millions of people suffer malnutrition while millions of others struggle with obesity? It’s a question I ask myself every time I return to India following a visit home to the United States.

Dr. Suman Sahai is a geneticist based in New Delhi who is keenly interested in the nutrition of India’s poor. As a result, she...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.