With hunger widespread amid a fifth year of painful economic implosion under President Maduro, Venezuela has seen a frightening surge in attacks on increasingly lawless roads.
The NDA, one of the most anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-rural governments in India’s history, is likely to finally be forced to put some resources aside for the social sector.
In conversation with food and nutrition scholar Krishnendu Roy on the state’s ability to limit diets, what people eat in India and more.
The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded.
The proposed Market Assurance Scheme should not leave states to fend for themselves when it comes to price support for farmers, especially as the agrarian crisis is one that is caused mainly by central policies.
Jonathan Silvertown has presented between the covers of his book a wonderful suggestion: that there is in fact a lot more on our dining tables than a satisfying meal for the stomach.
Beef traders were on strike for the last four days as a result of which the coastal state faced a scarcity of beef.
Technical glitches in the delivery of rations and pension led to the death of a 67-year-old widow in Garhwa district.
Maharashtra cannot retain its position as a progressive state if health budget cuts become a characteristic part of its budgets.
Residents of cities in developing nations are increasingly susceptible to obesity, particularly amid the mega-trends of urbanisation, globalisation and industrialisation of food supply.
Limitations improve creativity: we think up solutions we would never have thought of in a lab.
New research shows the resilience and strength of tribal food systems.
The state government believes that families with one or two members are unlikely to use 35 kg grain per month and will sell the extra in the black market.
TIGR2ESS, a new, large-scale multi-partner project, aims to define the requirements for a second, more sustainable Green Revolution.
A government organisation that has no representation from the rasogolla industry decided to claim regional ownership. This is completely illegal and is grounds for setting aside the registration.
Brazil has become a net importer of Brazil nuts, which further exacerbates the global scarcity of the nuts, pushing up prices.
A National Institute of Nutrition survey has found that in an urban sample, 32.4% of SC and 32.6% of ST boys under five were underweight, compared to 25.8% of OBCs and 21% of others.
The chemical formula behind your tears.
The technique involved help keep alive important bacteria and fungi found in India’s northeast, and which would otherwise disappear with time.
“All this sectarian squabble about who eats what kind of meat and all this religious antagonism between different groups is harmful to the country,” Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said.
A UN report it reveals that in 2016 the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million, up from 777 million in 2015, although still down from about 900 million in 2000.
‘Incredible India’ is easier said than done. It’s time the Modi government took concrete steps to harness and exploit our rich heritage.
The tourism minister appears to be backtracking on his statement that people in Goa, Kerala are free to eat beef and says tourists who want some should eat it before they come.
An excerpt from ‘Inheriting the Hamam Dasta and its Stories,’ a chapter by Maya Mirchandani in ‘Looking Back: the 1947 Partition, 70 Years On’.
If people perceive vegetarianism as a position that allows for no exception, they are probably less likely to become vegetarian.
The conflict between Nigeria’s armed forces and Boko Haram has created a man-made famine in the country, and experts stipulate that it will only get worse.
During the late 1800s, Kolkata (then Calcutta) was a migrant hub. Among the Chinese, Greeks, Burmese, Armenians and Parsis were the Baghdadi Jews. This unique community is striving to keep its culture alive and food is playing a major role.
“This is the third season in a row that families have had to endure failed rains – they are simply running out of ways to cope,” the FAO said.
Numerous policy decisions have made the domestic market less remunerative for farmers.
Amazon confirmed winning government approval for its plan to sell food products, but it declined to provide further details.
Investigations by the Income Tax department indicate that the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 was a consequence of the formation of international and Indian cartels of traders. These allegations are denied by the players concerned.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world is facing its worst food crisis since the Second World War.
Due to supply crunch retail prices of tomato have more than doubled, peas saw a price increase of around Rs 40-50, while cauliflower, potatoes and lemons have also seen hikes.
The move comes after things took an ugly turn between Connaught Plaza Restaurants Private Limited, the local joint venture between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s, and the fast food giant.
Native varieties of millet which can grow in drought-like conditions are making a comeback thanks to the indigenous Dognria Kondh community in Odisha and its growing traction among affluent consumers for their many health benefits.
A young entrepreneur from a refugee camp in Algeria has opened the first pizzeria run only by women; their speciality is the camel pizza.
“We’re here today to say that in cooking, in the kitchen, there are no differences. We’re all the same, we’re all human.”
If push comes to shove, tourism and allied business interests is what will dictate the BJP’s beef policy – at least in Goa.
Hit by weak monsoons, inadequate infrastructure and catastrophically poor water conservation efforts, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
As the beef ban issue rages on, an animal rights activist believes that the new cattle slaughter notification does nothing for the ‘greater good’ – there’s no end in sight, but there’s no compromise either.