food supply

Garlic beats antibiotics in quelling food-borne illness


May 4th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes ... Read more...

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Mad cow case detected in US


April 25th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US authorities have detected a case of mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in the state of California.The carcass was shifted ... Read more...

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Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads


March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Castro meets experts to discuss threats to human species


February 12th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has met experts from 22 countries to discuss subjects related to dangers threatening the human species.The meeting was the 85-year-old Cuban ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scientists developing salt-resistant rice


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Scientists are developing a salt-resistant rice variety after a huge tsunami last year hit paddy fields in Japan leaving behind a salty sludge. Farmlands that accumulate ... Read more...

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BJP opposes FDI in multi-brand retail


November 24th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it was opposed to foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail being considered by the government as it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Addicts cut down on junk food after calorie labelling


July 27th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) A sixth of fast food addicts cut down on junk food with higher calories after the US introduced a calorie-labelling system in 2008.Researchers from the New ... Read more...

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BJP blocking key economic reforms: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics and blocking key economic reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hoped key legislation in areas such ... Read more...

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Growth may moderate, inflation a major challenge: Pranab (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The monetary tightening policy pursued by the Reserve Bank of India might moderate growth in short-term even as controlling inflation remains a major challenge ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tibetan Buddhist monks protest against China in Delhi


May 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Condemning the alleged lockdown of the Kirti Monastery in Tibet by Chinese forces, hundreds of Buddhist monks, along with Tibetan activists, undertook a peace rally here todayPraying ... Read more...

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China’s GDP expected to grow 9.6 percent in 2011: IMF


April 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28(ANI): China's economy is expected to grow 9.6 percent in 2011, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said in a new report.The report said that consumer price inflation in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

World’s reef fish systems threatened by human overpopulation


April 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has found that the highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats.In a large collaborative analysis, 55 scientists from 49 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bangladesh steps up food quality monitoring for World Cup


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Authorities here have enforced stricter quality norms for food supply to personnel on World Cup duty after around 90 securitymen fell ill and had to be ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Climate change affecting safety of world’s food supplies: Study


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A Michigan State University professor has said that climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High inflation leaves industry worried over likely rate hike


January 6th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With food inflation touching highs not seen since a year, leading industry forums said it was time the government reviewed its intervention strategy and look at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

400 outlets to sell onions at Rs.40 a kg in Delhi


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) In some relief for Delhiites, onions will now be made available at Rs.40 a kg through 400 outlets, including 288 Mother Dairy shops, being run by the ... Read more...

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Dieting tempts you into eating junk food


December 1st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) When the going gets tough for dieters, junk food becomes all the more tempting.Experiments suggest rapid weight loss alters the way the brain handles stress. This means ... Read more...

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How animals handle fear to obtain food


November 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Like humans, animals too are capable of making instinctive safety decisions and judge when is it safe to move out of their safety zones to get food, suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Growth versus inflation-control is big concern: Mukherjee


October 26th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With India's annual food inflation still hovering around 15.5 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said high prices remained a concern, as there was a limit ... Read more...

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Rahul Bhatt Gives Fitness Training To The ‘Great Khali’


October 20th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The entry of WWE superstar Khali has created a great ‘Khalbali’ inside the Bigg Boss house. However, one of the housemates Rahul Bhatt, seems to be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How potato led to prosperity in China


September 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) The potato, once planted as a life-saving food during famines, is now bringing wealth and prosperity to many people in China. Chen Chunlan, a potato farmer in Dingxi ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s most isolated tribe in Andamans threatened by poachers


September 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): Poachers targeting rich fishing grounds in India's Andaman Islands are endangering the world's most isolated tribe, a Survival International report has claimed.More than a hundred iIllegal fishermen from Burma ... Read more...

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Pawar projects grain output at 220-230 mn tonnes in 2010-11


September 17th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said India's foodgrain output was expected at 220-230 million tonnes in 2010-11, with rice production expected to be significantly higher than in ... Read more...

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Cattle’s eyes may become new windows to detect mad cow disease


September 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by Iowa State University, US, says that the eyes of cattle may reveal signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease.Noticing the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tinkered-gene rice fights salinity, increases yield


September 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of scientists in Australian claimed to have altered the genes of rice so as to improve its tolerance to toxic sodium ion and increase the crops' ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: newborns likely to be malnourished


August 20th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani health officials fear that the more than 85,000 babies expected to be born in the country's flood-affected areas over the next six months will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Wright County Egg Recall List Continues To Expand


August 19th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Following the 228 million egg recall by Wright County Egg last week, the company on Wednesday expanded the egg recall list to 380 million eggs. Late ... Read more...

Posted in Health, World |

Centre to consider lifting ban on sugar futures : Pawar


August 19th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the Central Government will consider lifting the ban on sugar futures trading in the first week of September, after ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New warehouses being set up for storing foodgrains: Pawar


August 13th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court asked the central government to deal with the problem of foodgrains rotting in warehouses, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday said the ... Read more...

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Alipore Zoo’s 60 spotted deer to be sent to Sunderban Park


August 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Aug 7 (ANI): Alipore zoo authorities here have decided to release 60 spotted deer into Sunderbans Tiger Reserve to improve the food supply of Bengal tigers, which usually strayinto ... Read more...

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Militants trying to enter Peshawar in guise of flood victims: Report


August 2nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): Taking advantage of the internal mass migration of people in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province due to heavy flooding, militants are reportedly trying to enter Peshawar and other districts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Unique Identification to make public distribution easier: Nilekani


July 13th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Unique Identification Authority of India (UID) Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Tuesday said food supply through unique identification numbers will make distribution of food more transparent and will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plants too show intelligence in capturing nutrients


June 26th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a plant's strategy to capture nutrients in the soil is the outcome of integrating different types of information. University of Alberta ecologist J.C. Cahill says ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Food Safety Overhaul: FDA needs a coherent new vision


June 10th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A panel of acclaimed experts expressed their opinion that the FDA needs a coherent new vision. They also added that it needs more teeth, if it has to adequately look after the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eye tests of cattle may help detect mad cow disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease, say scientists.That ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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