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HAPPY NEW YEAR

New year for food to feed all. Wish you all the best 🙂 Image: BBC Image : Google searchSustainable Development Goals 2015-2030, UN

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A painful experience of an innocent girl

America is no longer the land of opportunity. ‘‘Justice for all’’ is being replaced by ‘‘justice for those who can afford it’’ and the number of people who can afford it is rapidly diminishing. Increasing inequality has already reached its “intolerable” level. Society is divided and polarized. Polarisation of labour force has meant that more… Continue reading A painful experience of an innocent girl

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Instability: Poverty and low skill push Britain to Brexit

According to the report The total 58 percent of the voters from low-income below £ 20,000 had voted to Brexit however only 35 percent voters voted in Brexit whose household income was above £ 60000. The 71 percent of routine and manual job worker and the 75 percent people of low skill and under qualification voted in Brexit…

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A report on the causes of BREXIT has been published. According to this report, Brexit was the reason of ‘Poverty, Low Skills and Lack of Opportunities’. The research was accomplished by Goodwin, M, and Heath, O (2016) for the JRF Organisation. ‘This report provides unprecedented insight into the dynamics of the 2016 vote to leave the EU, showing how a lack of opportunity across the country led to Brexit.’ The report has examined the relationship between poverty and the voting for the Brexit. The report has also explained ‘why UKIP won 40% of the vote in economically struggling places like Rotherham but only 14% in the more affluent and leafy Richmond upon the Thames.’ The report has brought forward a serious issue of poverty and inequality are the matter of instability how global political landscape is being affected by such social disorder.

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Food Bank: Fighting Hunger

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Food bank is the non-profit organisation that distributes food to those who are unable to purchase when affecting from natural disaster, weak physical and mental condition, bankrupt, and orphan. There are varieties of food bank models run by charity organisations, community, and churches as well as private individuals. John van Hengel founded first food bank in 1967 in Arizona, US.   The Global Food Banking Network is an umbrella organisation of food bank network and over 25 countries have already joined the network. Since the financial crisis since 2007 popularity of food bank has been gained. The fact is food production is getting insufficient to meet day to day demand. People normally need 2,124 calories Intake per day. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in the world it is estimated that about worth of $1 trillion food gets lost or waste in production and consumption systems, more than 840 million…

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More Food Waste in Developed Countries

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Food bank is the non-profit organization that distributes food to those who are unable to purchase when affecting from natural disaster, weak physical and mental condition, bankrupt, and orphan. There are varieties of food bank models run by charity organisations, community, and churches as well as private individuals. John van Hengel foundedfirst food bank in 1967 in Arizona, US.   The Global Food Banking Network is an umbrella organisation of food bank network and over 25 countries have already joined the network. Since the financial crisis since 2007 popularity of food bank has been gained. The fact is food production is getting insufficient to meet day to day demand. People normally need 2,124 calories Intake per day. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in the world it is estimated that about worth of $1 trillion food gets lost or waste in production and consumption systems, more than 840 million…

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Connecting People with Food Policy: Gathering and Translating Experiences – 1

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A Highlight

The theme ‘gathering and translating evidence of lived experience of food-related problem’ of the program sounded me very inquisitive before entering the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre of City, University of London to participate the 2018 City Food Policy Symposium on 25th of April. Although, I am late to share this post however sharing experience is always interesting. The program was based on the citizen-led approach to address how to gather live experience of food problem and translate it into effective food policy. The massage of the program was food policy based on the live experience of a citizen is effective in delivering its goals to the targeted group or


Report of the City Food Symposium 2018

on How can evidence of lived
experience make food policy
more effective and equitable
in addressing major food
system challenges?


individual. By doing so, an individual member of the society is connected directly…

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Climate and food: human responsibility

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Due to infinitely increasing population and changing diet style we need more food, whereas the capacity of natural resources to produce the services are limited. The water is depleted, the land is encroached and the environment is polluted because of growing non-agricultural human activities. Agriculture is the main source of food production and the farmers are the important force to drive agriculture sector. The human activities have put severe pressure on eco-system, environment, and climate. And, the agriculture sector has been badly affected due to increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from the exhausted climate. Agriculture itself is responsible to contribute GHG emission. Past discourse of development, especially after 1950s, has pushed theplanetary boundariesto cross their limit and some of them are already at the riskof sudden collapse.

Now, it has been a greatest challenge of development trajectories how to preserve amazing natural properties to sustain their services…

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Planetary Boundaries, Food and Humanity

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Let me take an opportunity talking about Planetary Boundaries(PBs), food and humanity. Due to the complex interaction between human activities and the ecosystem the humanity and food system is facing severe threats. The evidences show that after 1950, a massive change in climate has been noticed and came across the surface in a most challenging way. The changing natural settings of ecosystems due to human activities have increased the risks of sudden collapse and irreversible changes. The main drivers of change are the demand for food, water, and natural resources in a face of severe biodiversity loss and leading to changes in ecosystem services.

Johan Rockström is a Professor in Environmental Science
Johan Rockström is a Professor in Environmental Science
Image source: SRC

The PBs represent a conceptual framework of the effect of ongoing unlimited human activities on the limited capacity of the earth. There are nine planetary boundaries identified. The nine PBs regulate the stability and resilience of…

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Connecting People with Food Policy: Gathering and Translating Live Experiences – 2

A new effective food policy based on people’s experience can lead to creating a new equitable food system to address the needs of the future. Read more

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Again, Policy Matter

‘Food policy matters because food affects everyone’ (Hawkes, 2016 p3). The challenges we have been facing currently is what the policymakers did in the past and what they did not do, knowingly or unknowingly. Traditional food policy is narrow, less competitive (Centre for Food Policy, 2016); which is just carried out traditionally from the past generation. The hope is timely-effective food policy can address the managerial and behavioral problem of the food system. Indeed, the cultural preference, resource, work, and policy are preventing people to gain access to quality food (Centre for Food Policy, 2016). We just behave our food and prefer them in terms of test and familiarity which is traditionally accepted, but we don’t judge benefits, quantity, and quality in line with the need of health and food performance. The symposium was trying its best to reflect a strong need to…

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Democracy is not Creating a Fair Food Policy!

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The Americans have realised that their democracy is not working to create a fair society. As a witness of this, an eye-opening thought from world-renowned economist Joseph E Stiglitz has vowed again that “Most Americans want a higher minimum wage, they want gun control, they want access to healthcare … yet our democracy can’t deliver it.” His mind-blowing opinion has given a real sense of global economy. The advocate of billions poor, Nobel Prize laureate Professor Joseph E Stiglitzhas expressed his stark viewby underlining severe climate change, increasing inequality and the undermining of democracy are the biggest challenge for the present world. His has commented this while heading to Australia to receive the Sydney peace prize.

He has been sometimes mentioned as an ‘ignored economist’ in Washington because he has sharply criticised about the Washington Consensus (Neo-Liberalism), The World Bank, and The International Monetary Fund. He…

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