The wrong diet can lead to degenerative diseases
Biodiversity Foundation encourages people to change their consumption patterns of dependency on rice turn to other sources of local food such as tubers.
“The number of rice consumption has led to the increasing number of degenerative diseases in people of Indonesia, such as diabetes and other diseases,” said Executive Director of Prudential MS Sembiring in Jakarta on Saturday.
Based on a survey of Indonesian acclaims, is actively campaigning about local food, on 300 young people about their diet, found that carbohydrates become a very dominant element.
Wrong diet is what also sparked the emergence of a number of degenerative diseases such as diabetes and other diseases.
However, there are many challenges that must be faced related to local food sources such as wetland conversion to other uses which account for about 70 hectares to 100,000 hectares per year.
“In addition, the dominance of the industrial sector is also the cause of its speed over the land,” added Sembiring.
The approach taken in an effort to overcome the narrowness of the land, among others, by making use of the yard as a source of land to grow food for the family.
The use of farm yard as a source of food for the family, do not have the extensive grounds. Even the houses do not have a lot of pages as found in Jakarta can also be used.
“One way is to use vertikultur cultivation, the planting system with multilevel pots or hanging-hanging,” he said.
Plants that can be used for cultivation can be very diverse, ranging from lettuce, melon, pepper, and others.
Another way that is used is the intensification of the fence by planting sweet potatoes, marigolds, eggplant, and others, he said.