Food and the Planet

Food and the Planet

Over the past century, the onset of industrial agriculture and the Green Revolution (more synthetic fertiliser, better pesticides, modern management techniques, better irrigation methods, and more productive cultivars) kept pace with the growing population and made a mockery of popular environmental books such as “The Population Bomb” (1968) by Paul Ehrlich that confidently predicted mass […]

Food Tank’s list of 121 Organizations to watch in 2021

Food Tank’s list of 121 Organizations to watch in 2021

Contributing authors: Amanda Fong, Allison Reser, and Jill Matteson 2020 has been an unprecedented and chaotic year. We have all been forced to pivot, adapt, and do things differently. The same holds true for our food systems. The COVID-19 global pandemic highlights how vulnerable, inefficient, and unjust our food systems currently are—but we also know […]

Hungry for change: Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19 and climate crises – SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa’s news leader.

Hungry for change: Faulty food systems laid bare by COVID-19 and climate crises - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

From wildfires in California and locust attacks in Ethiopia to job losses caused by pandemic lockdowns in Italy and Myanmar, climate change and COVID-19 disrupted food production and tipped millions more people into hunger in 2020. Now there are fears the situation could worsen next year as both the coronavirus crisis and wild weather exacerbate […]

Debunking Bangladesh’s rice import paradox

Debunking Bangladesh’s rice import paradox

BRRI says despite a 10% crop loss owing to monsoon, there will be a net surplus of three million tons of rice even after meeting consumption needs till mid-2021 In a span of one month time, Bangladesh has floated as many as five international tenders seeking to import 250,000 tons of rice. Interestingly, the food […]

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

THE recommendation of the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission for the formation of a single entity on health certification of agricultural and processed food to boost and expedite relevant export appears timely. A committee that the commerce ministry set up to assess economic benefits of having such an entity had recommended a single certification body […]

Cabinet nods Agricultural Good Practices Policy to ensure safe food

Cabinet nods Agricultural Good Practices Policy to ensure safe food

abinet meeting held at the secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on December 21,2020 UNB  The cabinet also approved in principle the draft of Kurigram Agricultural University Bill, 2020 The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of Bangladesh Agricultural Good Practices Policy, 2020 in order to ensure safe and quality agricultural products […]