In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Red okra from Karnataka. Black rice from Gujarat. Red corn from Tamil Nadu. What you would (1)______ as exotic varieties of food today are (2)______ indigenous crops that belong to a specific region. Many such (3)______ crops have gone extinct. Many more are on the brink. But with Indian households (4)______ more conscious about healthy eating and the natural benefits of consuming local food, (5)______ among both consumers and farmers is increasing.
Select the most appropriate option for blank number (2).