food policy,, food security

Food choice, deforestation and virus

Terry Sunderland, University of British Columbia As the global population has doubled to 7.8 billion in about 50 years, industrial agriculture has increased the output from fields and farms to feed humanity. One of the negative outcomes of this transformation has been the extreme simplification of ecological systems, with complex multi-functional landscapes converted to vast… Continue reading Food choice, deforestation and virus

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All mushrooms are not Safe to eat

Prof. Dr. Shyam P Lohani Every year poisonous mushrooms kill hundreds of people in Nepal. Oftentimes the entire family members consume wild mushrooms and suffer from poisoning. Many succumb to poisoning. Spring signals the start of the wild mushroom growing season. Since ancient times, wild mushrooms have been gathered for consumption throughout the world. During… Continue reading All mushrooms are not Safe to eat

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Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

Uttam Maharjan Nepal is a predominantly agrarian country where over 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture. In a country which has a weak industrial base and which has to depend on exports, the importance of agriculture can hardly be overstated. But the agricultural sector is not up to much as the… Continue reading Achieving the SDGoals through Farmers Cooperatives

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Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

Adegboye, Folasade Bosede, Covenant University COVID-19 has had a dire effect on global economies. Rising infection rates have led to social distancing directives, persistent lockdowns, the closing of businesses, travel restraints, salary cuts, and a looming high unemployment situation. Economic activity has shrunk dramatically, and with it the food supply value chain globally. The story… Continue reading Food prices in Nigeria have shot through the roof, is the pandemic to blame?

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The big picture on food security

Having our cake and eating it too - the big picture on food security Quentin Farmar-Bowers, Deakin University Although Australia is a food exporting country, about 5% of Australian families suffer food insecurity - inadequate access to or supply of food, or inadequate food preparation. Many suffer diet-related health problems, such as obesity, because of… Continue reading The big picture on food security

Climate, food security

Food that feeds the world and heals it too

Jordan Raine, The Conversation According to experts, today’s global agriculture system faces a crisis. Intensive farming with heavy ploughing machinery is causing soil to be lost up to 100 times faster than it is formed – and valuable stored carbon with it too. The soil that remains is becoming depleted of nutrients, thanks to repeated… Continue reading Food that feeds the world and heals it too

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Happy Anniversary

It is my 6th anniversary of blogging experience. I could not do much as I had to do other assignments too however the experience of blogging during this period is amazing especially meeting bloggers, following them and their mind blowing thoughts. This blog INCOMESCO has been followed by more than 1000 WP followers; also many… Continue reading Happy Anniversary

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Food Menus: A Mandatory Nutritional Information

Some countries have introduced mandatory nutritional labelling on menus – here's why the UK should follow suit Dolly Theis, University of Cambridge Would you eat a burger if you knew it contained almost 6,000 calories? Some would gladly tuck in while others would recoil in horror. But if you have calories on the menu, at… Continue reading Food Menus: A Mandatory Nutritional Information

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Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects

HoangTuan_photography/Pixabay, CC BY-SA Kelly Reed, University of Oxford What we eat can harm not only our health, but the planet itself. About a quarter of all the greenhouse gas emissions that humans generate each year come from how we feed the world. Most of them are methane released by cattle, nitrogen oxides from chemical fertilisers… Continue reading Feeding the world: Archaeological and historical aspects

Climate, food security

Climate and food: Together we work, we will be stronger

What they did and did not do in the past were the reasons for those consequences from which humanity has been at risk.