Good Food is First Food. It is not junk food. It is the food that connects nature and nutrition with livelihoods. This food is good for our health; it comes from the rich biodiversity of our regions; it provides employment to people. Most importantly, cooking and eating give us pleasure. Communities protect local biodiversity because they see value in it. These plants provide them food and sometimes, even meet their medicinal needs. But they will stop caring for this resource if they fail to earn from it. With this, we will lose the taste of biodiversity from our plates.

This is the 4th book in our much awaited “First Food” series. It will continue to delight you with 100+ more healthy and nutritious recipes this time, all sourced meticulously from local biodiversity. If you really care about your health (and that of your loved ones), then this book is definitely for you. And this is also the perfect book to gift during this New Year. Of course you can gift this on birthdays and anniversaries of family members, friends and others too!! There is nothing better as a recipient to get such a health bearing gift…

The 11th edition of Down To Earth magazine’s annual report on the State of India’s Environment series is the country's most trusted and latest update on environment-related events and developments. Backed by four decades of research and publishing history, this annual publication of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and Down To Earth magazine, would keep you updated on the major topics like:
Climate Change,| Air Pollution,| State of Development,| Biodiversity, Health, Water & Sanitation,| Agriculture, Waste, Forest & Wildlife, Decarbonisation etc

India grappled with extreme weather events for 235 days out of the first nine months of 2023, a slight decrease from the 241 days recorded in the same period last year, as per India 2023: An assessment of extreme weather events brought out by Down To Earth (DTE) magazine and the Centre for Science and Environment.

Black carbon harms health, and traps heat, melts snow and disturbs rain patterns for as long as it is airborne. While long-lived carbon dioxide (CO2 ) needs fast-tracked action to stabilize global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius, black carbon needs elimination to contain short-term warming spikes and to protect public health.

With a comprehensive, one-of-its-kind ranking of the state of States in India, on multiple parameters of environment and development, this is a data-based assessment of a host of other issues like agriculture, climate change, waste and air pollution. It’s all there - the truth, as it is - Because numbers tell the truth. Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat emerge at the top. This report also offers a wealth of statistics on the state of climate and extreme weather, health, food and nutrition, migration and displacement, agriculture, energy, waste, water and biodiversity.

As a country grappling with political and infrastructural problems, there are very few issues that do not evoke extreme, often diametrically opposite, reactions in India. Population control Bills, vaccination policy, farmer income initiatives, river water sharing mechanisms or surrogacy laws—there is no dearth of topics that have triggered controversy, and led to public debates among experts and people in the past five years. Being a chronicler of the politics of development, environment and health, Down To Earth has captured such polarising issues as and when they occurred.

India is an agrarian country. This is perhaps the first thing anyone studying the country learns about it. But is India still agrarian? Of late, the issue has been seriously debated. Agriculture still employs half of India’s population. Ensuring self-sufficiency in food is still a national goal. But the country is in the throes of a long and unsettling agrarian crisis, and there is a clear exodus of cultivators from the farming sector. In the coming years, those who persist with the vocation might not earn enough to continue for long.

The ascendency of humans has unleashed the sixth mass extinction. Every species lost will only hasten the processes of annihilation.

The annual SOE series is completing its 10th year! The most awaited SOE has been the country's most trusted publication on environment-related events and developments over the last decade. Backed by four decades of research and publishing history, this annual publication of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), and Down To Earth, would keep you updated on the major topics like: State of Development, Biodiversity, Oceans , Climate Change, Methane, Health, Water, Plastics, Agriculture, Livestock, Habitat, Renewable Energy, Mobility, Air Pollution, Industry.