Chilli powder sold in Indian market sometimes branded contains high level of Aflatoxin B1
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Doubling Agricultural Export’ without quality control in place could backfire !

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, is now looking to foster “Doubling Agricultural Exports” to fulfil the Government’s vision of doubling farmers income. No doubt, it’s a robust plan to reshape Indian agriculture as expected from a dynamic government while stepping towards “New India”. The task of doubling the agricultural exports and integrating the […]

food ; fruits
Agriculture Nutrition & Health

‘Diversification of Agri-food System is the Key to feed Billions’ says International Rice Congress

Diversification in agri-food systems is crucial in feeding billions of people all over the world. It provides ways to deliver more crops using the same land area and enables farmers to introduce other crops during the fallow period. But, while diversification is essential in putting food on the table of millions of homes, we need […]

Why Fortification is necessary in India
Food Science Nutrition & Health Processing & Value Addition

Food Fortification: A step towards ‘Malnutrition free India’

Scooping my thoughts on the news I came across recent past events associated with National Nutrition Week early September, FSSAI’s new fortification guidelines 2018 , and also those alleged claims by  Swadeshi Jagaran Manch convener Ashwani Mahajan that Fortification is against cultural beliefs, necessitated me to dive into this topic, Food Fortification. Food fortification Resource […]

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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]

Agriculture Nutrition & Health

Depend on home-grown food security rather than imports: Says VP Venkaiah Naidu

“We cannot depend on imported food security but on home-grown food security,” said Vice President Shri  Venkaiah Naidu at the National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition, held at M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai on 29 July 2018. “Agriculture is our basic culture, and our core philosophy is of share and care, which our farmers […]