All posts tagged with: food security

Let's Get Some Information on Bangladesh!

Posted May 21, 2014 no picture arif hossain

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Bangladesh faces high poverty and child undernutrition rates, which are exacerbated by frequent natural disasters and high population density. The proportion of the population living under the poverty line came down from 49 percent in 2000 to 31.5 percent in 2010 as a result of consistent economic and remittance growth (Household Income and Expenditure Survey HIES 2010). However, due to high overall population, the absolute number of people living in poverty remains high, with 48 m...


In vitro meat: the new phase of Genetically Modified Organisms part 2

Posted March 21, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Read Part 1 Their combined role may create a sustainable solution for a cleaner environment. In the real sense this is actually a false solution to climate change in addition to other false solution previously suggested in climate change summits around the world. The first In vitro meat /lab grown meat was cooked and eaten on August 5, 2013, at a news conference in London were Scientists from the Netherlands, led by professor Mark Post, took stem cells from a cow and grew t...


Plight of the Producers in Punjab

Posted February 22, 2014 no picture Bharath_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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We all know that it’s the farmers who produce food for all the people. But the irony is that most of the farmers themselves are deprived of food security in many parts of the world. Now let us look at the problems faced by the farmers in the Sangrur district of Punjab which is proudly called as the “Farming heartland of India.” This is a very complex problem, as about 2000 farmers killed themselves in the state of Punjab due to the following reasons: 1. Increasing cost of...


Problems of Food Storage in India

Posted February 22, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The Food Corporation of India which is responsible for implementing the Public Distribution System Scheme faces immense problems regarding its storage facilities. The problem can be divided into two parts: 1) Wastage of Food due to poor storage facilities 2) Wastage of money due to lack of storage facilities 1a) One of the reasons for the wastage of food is that grains are not moved out of the warehouses in time and distributed. Due to this inefficiency in transporting gr...


Loopholes of the food security bill

Posted February 19, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The National Food Security Bill was signed into law on the 12th of September 2013. Its aim is to try and eradicate hunger in India by providing cereal grains at highly subsidized rates of Rs 3, Rs 2, Rs 1 per Kg for rice, wheat and millets respectively. The entitled quota is 5Kg of food grains per person per month. The bill covers 67% of the population and will provide food to about 820 million people at these subsidized rates. The major question is whether 67% of the people of I...


Poor implementation of midday meal scheme in India

Posted February 18, 2014 no picture Santnam Bakshi_GEMConnect_Chennai_India

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The midday meal scheme is an ambitious remedy the government is using to deal with the situation of education and nutrition of the children of India. Acknowledging this effort of the government, nearly 120 million children across the country make use of this scheme. However, the lackluster performance regarding the implementation of this scheme has served as a deterrent towards its use and has eclipsed the incentives of the scheme. Ignorant actions of a principal of a school in...


Venezuela's food crisis

Posted October 16, 2013 Avatar Manuel Martínez

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Since we are commemorating today the World Food Day, it is the perfect time to remind some of the most shocking and actual facts regarding the huge and deep problems of food security across the nations; in fact, as many nations work through the industrialization and adequacy of their food companies, several nations seem to be not necessarily worried about how their people is eating and being able to consume the products they need, or even if they are consuming the minimum of daily...