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FOOD SECURITY NEWS

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity in US

November 14, 2021 8:40 pm

As many of 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families.

India at 71st on Global Food Security index 2021 of 113 nations

October 20, 2021 12:24 am

Pakistan (with 52.6 points) scored better than India (50.2 points) in the category of food affordability. Sri Lanka was even better with 62.9 points in this category on the GFS Index 2021.

Why India's ambitious ethanol plan is spurring food security fears

October 07, 2021 1:46 pm

Even as many developed countries debate limiting policy support for grain-based biofuels amid reports of food-price increases and greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, India is seeing multifold benefits.

Interventions needed for nutrition based welfare activities - Shridhar Venkat, CEO of The Akshaya Patra Foundation

May 03, 2021 12:02 pm

With the rise in cases and various state governments contemplating stricter containment measures, Akshaya Patra Foundation has restarted the relief feeding operations and will scale them as needed in the days to come.

‘Might be useful to provide money to mothers to buy vegetables... so that it helps expand local production’

October 21, 2020 5:30 am

"It is practically difficult to include many food items... There is this staple food — rice and wheat or pulses — and then there is a programme like mid-day meal to provide hot cooked meals to children at schools. And there is this special intervention of ICDS," says Bishow P. arajuli

Agricultural bills will provide legal framework for contract-farming

October 19, 2020 8:57 am

This is the essence of the reform, not the circumventing of mandis or the ECA. And it will benefit everyone — farmers, industry and consumers.

What we eat and why has a richer history than the political chauvinism of today would have us believe

February 24, 2020 11:27 am

Myths are as much a part of the world of gastronomy as aromas and flavours. The rules of the table are not just about the rigid separation between savoury and sweet courses, they are also about identities and power structures.

Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

January 24, 2020 11:33 am

There is an ambiguous provision to levy income tax on “dairying”. Either the provision should be removed or it should be clarified that it does not include dairy farmers. Dairying is a part of agriculture and as per the Constitution, it is a state subject.

Food scarcity is real and a staple diet of dal-chawal can save us: Study

January 23, 2019 6:56 pm

The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the need to feed a growing global population a healthy diet while also defining sustainable food systems that will minimise damage to our planet.

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

November 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Food security remains tenuous for many millions of people who lack access to affordable, adequately nourishing diets for a variety of reasons, the most common being poverty.

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