I appreciate that indigenous methods of food preparation has been chosen for discussion.This is really a very important area which needs to be investigated in depth to study the impact on food security and nutrition.
I am very confident that this discussion will bring only a fragment of the existing indigenous methods of food preparation in various communities and cultures across the world.I don't think it can draw any valid conclusion on the aspects of food security and nutrition unless appropriate systematic studies are undertaken.
However,this discussion may be a great starting point for a worldwide study in this regard.
I congratulate all contributors for their valuable contributions.
Links and resources:
Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: the many dimensions of culture, diversity and environment for nutrition and health
Comparative Assessment of Indigenous Methods of Sweet Potato Preservation among Smallholder FArmers: Case of Grass, Ash and Soil based Apporoaches in Zimbabwe
FSN Forum discussion: Looking back to effective rural practices ... Did we miss something?
The FSN Forum is supported by the project Coherent food security responses: incorporating right to food into global and regional food security initiatives.