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Some foods may trigger chronic health conditions, others offer strong medicinal and protective qualities. Malnutrition i.e. hunger and obesity are the result of food insecurity which is pressing issue of the current time. Thus, food behaviour/choice is a huge to understand in human life.

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There are no miracle foods or diets that can prevent COVID-19

Taibat Ibitoye, University of Reading Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there have been widespread claims on social media that certain foods and supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19. Even though the World Health Organization (WHO) has tried to dispel such myths surrounding “miracle” foods and coronavirus, misinformation continues to circulate. Though… Continue reading There are no miracle foods or diets that can prevent COVID-19

Free school meals: the lifelong impact of childhood food poverty

Regina Keith, University of Westminster The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on household food security in the UK. Five million families have encountered food insecurity, and 200,000 children are missing meals every day. Despite a campaign led by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford, the UK government has voted against extending free… Continue reading Free school meals: the lifelong impact of childhood food poverty

Community supported agriculture to ensure wellbeing, food security and environment in the UK

INTRODUCTION and PROBLEM STATEMENT Agriculture is the source of food which is heavily exhausted due to human activities and Greenhouse Gas emission. Moreover, some of the planetary boundaries have already crossed their limitations and posed a risk of collapse (Rockström, et al., 2009). Besides that, hunger, obesity, diabetics, food waste, migration, conflict and climate change… Continue reading Community supported agriculture to ensure wellbeing, food security and environment in the UK

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
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ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE
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Agro-forestry to preserve environment and gain more food

We need a clean environment to preserve earth by loving humanity however, natural settings of eco-system is being sabotaged. The excuse behind the sabotaging the natural order is economic growth. Indeed, Economic growth is essential to bring prosperity but growth should be pro-ecosystem, wellbeing and humanity. When growth is accelerated, the way of preserving environment… Continue reading Agro-forestry to preserve environment and gain more food

The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Work conditions for sand miners vary starkly. In Cambodia and southwest China, highly mechanized sand mines offer little local employment. In Nepal, labour-intensive sand mines may employ hundreds of people. And, in Myanmar, households living along rivers may be involved in informal river sand collection. Melissa Marschke, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa; Jean-François Rousseau, L’Université d’Ottawa/University… Continue reading The global appetite for sand and fuelling crisis

Happy New Year

Dear followers, best wishers and readers I wish you a very happy New Year 2020. On this occasion I would like to share an inspiring short podcast, interviewed with the great climate activist and an inspiring world icon Greta Thunberg by the Guardian journalist. Some of the sentences she mentioned during the interview are very… Continue reading Happy New Year

Change | Poetry

Change ! It seems an inappropriate to see the justice of life and happiness Because the city was made for the hunters by the hunters Who rather prefer to have flesh Hunting is their profession For food no alternative but to be sacrificed A different society we believe in The way the hunters believe in… Continue reading Change | Poetry

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Food Security vs Legalising Cannabis

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, has long held the attention of academia and policy makers on the question of whether its legalisation would be beneficial or detrimental for social values, public health and average income. Despite this, Canada has become only the second country after Uruguay to legalise cannabis for recreational use. The examples of Canada and Uruguay… Continue reading Food Security vs Legalising Cannabis

Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic experts

Rob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it’s hoped it will be able to suppress the virus without relying purely on economically challenging control measures. Without one, the world will probably have to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease.… Continue reading Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic experts

The rise of rice in Nepal: How?

Rice self-sufficiency is key to Nepal’s economic development, but how to go about it? – Krishna Dev Joshi and Santosh Upadhaya As Nepalis prepare for the annual rice planting day on 29 June by wading into flooded paddy fields, it is a time to remind ourselves that the country is more dependent on the import of this… Continue reading The rise of rice in Nepal: How?

A plight of food producers

Binaya Ghimire Nepal’s farming community is mostly comprised of small farmers. They possess small holdings, with their entire family members toiling on the farm. Nepal is yet to see industrial scale farming though it employs around 65 per cent of population. The agriculture is the second largest contributor to the GDP but the country always… Continue reading A plight of food producers

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Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

Two of the nine planetary boundaries (Biochemical flows and Biosphere integrity) have already crossed their limitation and posed a great threat of sudden collapse. Read more


Food Security vs Legalising Cannabis

Could it be good to legalese cannabis? The answer should begin with why it was banned…however, the reality is that crime, smuggling, trafficking and black markets have been linked with such a narcotic market that does not pay any revenue to the state fund, even though the state must invest a huge amount to deal the issues associated with drugs, a hidden driver of socio-political instability, conflict and corruption. Read more

Philanthropy for an equitable society

The word philanthropy was first coined by the dramatist Aeschylus in 5th century BC to describe Prometheus’ character as ‘philanthropos tropos’ meaning was humanity loving. Traditionally philanthropy mean a charity or donation from rich to poor. Later it has been used as a shield by few elite to protect their business…It’s a massive business, with approximately $316 billion given away in 2012 in the United States alone’’, But on the contrary inequality is increasing. Read more


The PPP: Experience from the UK to Nepal

The UK government developed and implemented the PPP approach in health services in 1991 for the public services projects through with the private sector. Norwich’s 1000 bed hospital was the first project under PPP started from 1996. Now, UK has three-decade long experience of PPP in healthcare services as it has more than 130 projects and £12 billion of capital value. Read more


Water, Air and Land Nexus: A Safe Space for Preserving Climate and Achieving Food Security

These issues should be analysed, in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial crisis of 2008, and it should be considered whether our past development has addressed real needs. Father of modern linguistics Noam Chomsky underlined the fact on our Corona virus response that “ventilator shortage exposes the cruelty of neoliberal capitalism”. This seems to imply that, somehow, both nature and humanity are being ignored in the global development discourse…



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Global warming has become a true challenge of globalisation: Stiglitz

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof Joseph Stiglitz- former Chief Economic Advisor to President Bill Clinton and World Bank) has claimed that globalisation has been discontents, so He has suggested the way of Making Globalisation Work. In his words: The Washington consensus had paid too little attention to equity. (17) Global warming has become a true challenge of globalization. (17) Economic… Continue reading Global warming has become a true challenge of globalisation: Stiglitz

Monasanto food politics

“We see balatant use here of Malthusian population theory,’ too many people and not enough food’ … and Monasanto’s technologies are an essential ingredient of any solution” -(Young, 2012, p78-79) Quite interesting book.

The Growth Map: China and India are doing their best

China will have the largest economy in the world, the USA second and India will be third by 2035. Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs) will be economically most powerful nations by 2050. GES, GSDEER and other economic indicators have been used to measure the economy.

China and India need to develop a more positive dialogue.

Super-managers do not produce wealth but get highest income: Piketty

Capital in the Twenty-First Century is all about income inequality over several hundred years. Super managers, wolf of Wall Street, footballers and billionaires who are competing, i.e. ill competition or conflict, to increase their income from property and assets but majority of the people are looser. This is the meritocratic extremism. This is an absolute form of theft …

Modern Marx : Summary of Thomas Piketty’s Capital

Piketty’s work raises fundamental issues concerning both economic theory and the future of capitalism. He documents large increases in the wealth/output ratio. Piketty’s research suggests that the 1% and the 99% enshrined by Occupy are not an anomaly of our time; it’s a structural feature of capitalism.


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Economic inequality can give wealthier people an unacceptable degree of control over the lives of others; it undermine the fairness of political institutions and the fairness of the economic system itself.

TM Scanlon
TED Ideas

T. M. Scanlon

Entitlement approach with regards to food is the ability of people to command food through the legal means available in society, including the value of production possibilities, trade opportunities, entitlements vis-à-vis the state, and other method of occurring food.

Amartya Sen
Capability,
Entitlement approach

Amartya Sen

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