Nutrition & Health Pollution & Climate Change

Climate change to reduce availability of nutrients worldwide

One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available. New research finds that, over the next 30 years, climate change and increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) could significantly reduce the availability of critical nutrients […]

Pollution & Climate Change

Understanding the polar vortex fiasco | Climate change and extremely cold weather event

In January 2019, an unusual weather phenomenon hit the US midwest region, plunging temperatures to a record low, bringing day to day activities to a standstill. The harsh weather conditions were attributed to what was termed as the “Polar vortex phenomenon”. Meanwhile, President Trump took the twitter by storm, once again by a tweet which […]

NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties
News Nutrition & Health Pollution & Climate Change

First in world, NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties

Cuttack, 26 Feb 2019. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh praised the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), for recently released two high-protein rice varieties (CR Dhan 310, CR Dhan 311) and two climate-smart varieties (CR Dhan 801 and CR Dhan 802), which are tolerant to both submergence and drought and […]

coral reefs
Biodiversity Pollution & Climate Change

Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway

Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late. It’s clear to anyone who puts their head below the waves that the […]

Agriculture News Nutrition & Health Organic Farming Resource Management

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 […]