Annam 2015: Academically enriched Day One
On 10th of December as excitement mounted in hearts, Kochi was ushering in five days of a unique
festival dedicated for the cause of salvaging a society from the morbid plights gifted by the plaguing
spread of fake, junk food.
The day began with an International Seminar on Food, Health and Agro-biodiversity: Changing Paradigms. The inaugural session was begun with a thought-provoking speech by Emeritus Professor from Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Prof. Dr. K.N. Panicker.
Acclaimed Ayurveda Acharya and Director, M.S. Ramaiah Indic Centre for Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangaluru, Dr. G. G. Gangadharan, presided over. Head, Division of Crop Protection, ICAR – Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. C.A. Jayaprakash welcomed guests and Deputy Director, Department of Animal Husbandry, Kerala, Dr. Eshwaran E.K. proposed vote of thanks.
Plenary session that followed had speeches by Dr. Vandana Shiva, renowned environmental activist,author and speaker on ‘Food sovereignty’; Jayakumar, Thanal on ‘Agro Ecology’; Krishna Prasad, Bangalore’s Indigenous Seed Campaigner on ‘Efforts in seed conservation: Role of farmers’ network’; and Manu George, KINFRA Food Division on ‘Role of Traditional Foods in Food Processing Sector of Kerala’.
In the scientific presentations that followed, retired scientist of CTCRI, Dr. V.P. Potty was the chair; and Dr. C.A. Jayaprakash was Co-chair. Some of the notable presentations included: Legume Extract Bovine Milk Blends from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) as Milk Alternate Improvisations Determinants of Consumer Preference of Fish in Kerala Development of Pachadi by Replacing Coconut Paste with Cow Milk
Evaluation of Dried Chicken Chammanthi Formulated with Natural and Synthetic Acidulant Effect of Dehulling on Nutritional Properties of Underutilized Food Grain: A Comparative Study of Six Different Varieties of Foxtail Millet Grown in India Process Protocol for Osmo-vac Dried Intermediate Moisture Nedran Banana Candy
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre