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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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
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
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 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…
- There are no miracle foods or diets that can prevent COVID-19Taibat Ibitoye, University of Reading Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there have been widespread claims on… Continue reading There are no miracle foods or diets that can prevent COVID-19
- Free school meals: the lifelong impact of childhood food povertyRegina Keith, University of Westminster The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on household food security in the UK.… Continue reading Free school meals: the lifelong impact of childhood food poverty
- Community supported agriculture to ensure wellbeing, food security and environment in the UKINTRODUCTION and PROBLEM STATEMENT Agriculture is the source of food which is heavily exhausted due to human activities and Greenhouse… Continue reading Community supported agriculture to ensure wellbeing, food security and environment in the UK
- COVID-19 Exacerbates Childhood MalnutritionMenaka Bhusal & Bonita Sharma Over the past couple of months, the world has witnessed the emergence of the novel… Continue reading COVID-19 Exacerbates Childhood Malnutrition
- Why Nepal Is Exemplar Of Nutrition MovementAtul Upadhyay, PhD On September 1, Bill Gates, co-founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in his blog, GatesNotes, write… Continue reading Why Nepal Is Exemplar Of Nutrition Movement
- Better Food Choices For Better NutritionThe World Food Day is being observed today with the theme “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The occasion reminds us of… Continue reading Better Food Choices For Better Nutrition
- Food Security vs Legalising CannabisCannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, has long held the attention of academia and policy makers on the question of whether… Continue reading Food Security vs Legalising Cannabis
- Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic expertsRob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19.… Continue reading Coronavirus vaccine: comprehensive guide by academic experts
- Vulnerable workers have been hit hardest by the COCID-19, why?Brian McDonough, Solent University Deprived communities and the most vulnerable in society are bearing the brunt of hardship in the… Continue reading Vulnerable workers have been hit hardest by the COCID-19, why?
Book Review Reading literature, for me, is a mind-blowing activity in leisure. I am passionate to read and write literature. So, to reward my passion, I randomly picked the Abir, a book of the novel written in the Nepali language, when I was on a holiday in Nepal. Symbolically, the name of the book is… Continue reading Abir: Unveils Discriminatory Thinking About Organs
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
“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.
Originally posted on The Political Economy of Development:
I said I would post something on Paul Mason’s thought-provoking book, Postcapitalism – a guide to our future, which has just come out in paperback. It makes a good read, and contains a wealth of ideas from economics, political economy, and futurism, all mixed together in the author’s…
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.
The capital account liberalization was the single most important factor leading to the crisis: Stiglitz
To abandon globalization is neither feasible nor desirable. The problems are not with globalization, but with how it has been managed. IMF, World Bank and WTO have served the interest of the advanced industrialized countries particularly narrow mind-sets rather than developing world. He believes globalization can be reshaped to realize its potentials.
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 …
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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