food production

Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Cuba’s new farmers to get tax break


August 11th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 11 (IANS) In a bid to boost agricultural output, Cuba has passed a new tax law that gives new farmers a tax break for the first two years, ... Read more...

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Three mn people in Syria in need of assistance: UN


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by ... Read more...

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Cuba tests biofuel vehicle


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has for the first time tested in a vehicle biofuel from the jatropha plant produced in a new factory on the island, state-run media reported ... Read more...

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China bans sale of mud snails after vomiting cases


July 20th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's health ministry Friday banned the sale of Nassariidae, a small mud snail species, that have reportedly caused people to faint and vomit after eating them.The ... Read more...

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Record 257.44 mn tonne food production expected in 2011-12


July 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India is bracing for a record 257.44 million-tonne food grain production during 2011-12, officials said, giving credit to the second green revolution for the upcoming ... Read more...

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Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday said it would be a challenge to match the record crop production levels of the past two years in the wake of ... Read more...

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Brazil unveils $57 bn agricultural loan programme


June 29th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, June 29 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Thursday unveiled a 115-billion-reais ($57 billion) loan programme aimed at reinforcing agriculture's role as a lever of Brazilian economic growth.Rousseff defined the plan ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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Animal fat found in edible oil in China


May 24th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Over 130 tonnes of edible oil in southwestern China's Yunnan province has been found adulterated with animal fat meant for industrial use and would be recalled.A ... Read more...

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Food prices rise on costlier oil: World Bank


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Global food prices rose by eight percent in the first three months of 2012 due to higher oil prices, adverse weather and strong demand in Asia, ... Read more...

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Slashing meat intake vital for curbing emissions


April 16th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Per capita meat consumption need to be halved by 2050 in the developed world if the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the most important ... Read more...

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Fertiliser use spikes greenhouse gas


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Increasing reliance on fertilisers has caused a dramatic spike in atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change, says a new ... Read more...

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Himachal growth rate projected to dip to 7.6 percent


March 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's growth rate for this fiscal is projected at 7.6 percent, a fall of 1.2 percent from 2010-11, the state's economic survey said Friday."Growth is ... Read more...

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Scientists create salt-tolerant wheat


March 12th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Salty soil may no longer come in the way of planting wheat but could actually improve its yield by 25 percent, a study reveals.Using 'non-GM' crop ... Read more...

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India scientist helping to revive Trinidad and Tobago coconut industry


February 27th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Feb 27 (IANS) India has sent a scientist to Trinidad and Tobago to assist in the control of a pest affecting the coconut industry in the Caribbean ... Read more...

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Food production up in eastern India


February 24th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Production from foodgrain deficit eastern region of the country is estimated to be 1,032 tonnes, an increase of 11.9 percent over last year, due ... Read more...

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China to check inferior food products


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) China will tighten measures to stop the production of substandard health food products, authorities said."With inadequate control measures many substandard products exist in the health food ... Read more...

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Revive agriculture urgently, says president’s aide


February 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Flagging a "sense of urgency to the need of transforming Indian agriculture", a panel of governors set up by President Pratibha Patil will submit ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Follow Nagaland’s example for food security, northeast urged


February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Northeastern states must follow the example of Nagaland - the only food sufficient state in the region - and increase food production to ensure food ... Read more...

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China tightens food safety measures


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China Friday vowed to further tighten its food safety measures.The health ministry said it will blacklist food that is mixed with non-edible ingredients or food additives.So ... Read more...

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China’s Purchasing Managers Index rises in January (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) China's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a preliminary readout of the country's manufacturing activity, rose to 50.5 percent in January, the highest level since October last year, ... Read more...

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Water supplies may run out by 2030


January 11th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production -- including in India, China and the Middle East ... Read more...

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Israel backs India for UN permanent seat


January 10th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Hailing India as the "greatest democracy on earth" and "a great culture", Israel has backed India for a permanent seat on the expanded United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage


October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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Rethink food security bill: Pawar


October 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The price at which foodgrain will be given under the proposed National Food Security Bill must be reconsidered to reduce the subsidy burden on the ... Read more...

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IGNOU to launch culinary institute by 2012


October 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be launching a culinary arts institute to set the highest parameters of culinary research, development and ... Read more...

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India faces climate change, hunger risks: Report


October 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India has been placed seventh in the list of 21 developing countries for its vulnerability in being able to feed its people and grow food, ... Read more...

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17,000 held as China tracks gamblers, drug traffickers


October 8th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) Chinese authorities have detained over 17,000 suspects during the first 45 days of launching a nationwide crackdown on illegal food production, gambling, drug trafficking and other ... Read more...

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Badal rejects new minimum price for wheat


October 8th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,350 per quintal announced by the central government for wheat for 2012-13.In ... Read more...

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Bio-fuel not at cost of food security: FAO


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 3 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Monday stressed that the need of bio-fuel should not be at the sacrifice of food security as the world should ... Read more...

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Food production may surpass target: Pawar


September 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Food production in India in 2011-12 is expected to surpass the target of 245 million tonnes, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday. India had a ... Read more...

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Banned pesticide found in human milk


September 14th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Banned agricultural pesticide DDT, which can cause cancer, is still widely found in human bodies, new research claims.In a study of 146 human milk samples, most ... Read more...

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