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#1 Old 12-24-2017, 05:50 PM
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India urges UN to declare 2018 International Year of Millet

Almost every year since 1959, the United Nations declares an International Year, dedicated to a matter of importance to the world:

Recent UN International Years include:

2016: International Year of Pulses (beans, peas, and lentils)

2015: International Year of Soils

2013: International Year of Quinoa

2008: International Year of the Potato

2004: International Year of Rice

Very unusually, the UN has not declared an International Year for 2018.

The nation of India has urged the United Nations to declare 2018 to be the International Year of Millets:

Millet is a very nutritious, drought-tolerant grain. It is an important staple food in many developing countries:

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization

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I'm sometimes concerned that we rely on too few food crops. But I just haven't been able to develop a taste for millet. Oats are my favorite grain, and I also love wheat, rice, corn, rye, and barley- as well as some other foods that are not botanically "grains" but are eaten much like them, such as quinoa (and amaranth... I think I tried that once). Maybe I just haven't had millet prepared the way I like it.

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