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World must remain vigilant against food price hikes: UN


September 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) The UN has reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers adopt direct seeding to save water, cut costs in rice cultivation


July 18th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Barnala (Punjab), July 18 (IANS) Farmers in Punjab are increasingly using the direct seeding method of rice cultivation that reduces water consumption by almost 30 percent and labour and costs ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) Global food prices dropped sharply in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index showed. The index, which measures the monthly change in international ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop, but remain relatively high: UN


May 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that global food prices have dropped three points from March to April of this year, yet still ... 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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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 12 (IANS) Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and ... Read more...

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India’s biggest grain warehouse in Punjab soon


December 10th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) The biggest warehouse in the country to store food grain will be constructed in Punjab, a minister said here Saturday."Punjab has been permitted to construct a ... Read more...

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RBI hints at more monetary action to curb inflation


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday did not rule out further monetary action to curb inflation.He said monetary steps may be warranted in ... Read more...

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‘Food safety norms should match global standards’


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian food safety standards should be harmonious with international norms to enable the domestic industry to take part in the global food business, an industry official ... Read more...

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Indian engineer turns big farmer in Ghana (With Images)


June 19th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 19 (IANS) Perhaps India's agricultural prowess inspired him. Prabhpreet Khinda, an engineer by training, arrived in Ghana in 2009 after he was devastated by the effects of the ... Read more...

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Montek hopes headline inflation will decline by September


June 10th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday hoped that the headline inflation would decline to reasonable levels by September with better macro management and an ... Read more...

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World food prices may remain high next year: FAO


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 8 (IANS/WAM) The world food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, said a UN report Wednesday, citing ... Read more...

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UN: World food prices to remain high into 2012


June 7th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- World food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to a recently released report by the United Nations ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for urgent solution to rising world food prices


April 15th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 15 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola launches Minute Maid juice range


March 28th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Global food and beverages major Coca-Cola's Indian subsidiary Monday launched its premium Minute Maid range of juice products.The products are priced Rs.20 and Rs.85 for 200 ... Read more...

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Hindus want emergent solution to rising world food prices


February 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 4 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Scientist working to grow meat in lab


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina has been working for the past 10 years to grow meat.Vladimir Mironov, one of only a few scientists worldwide ... Read more...

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World’s fertilizer leader doubles profits on rising food prices


January 28th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 28 (IANS) Rising global food prices have spelt bonanza for the world's biggest fertilizer company, Potash Corporation, which Thursday reported more than a two-fold increase in its profits ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices to precipitate global hunger, riots


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Soaring food prices over the next few decades will push millions of people into hunger worldwide, thanks to famine, mass migrations and riots, experts warn.The report by Foresight, ... Read more...

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Hindus ask for speedy solution to global food prices hike


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 07 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent rise in global food prices.Well known Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Global food import bill may top $1 trillion in 2010


November 17th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The bill for international food imports could exceed $1 trillion this year amid a spike in most commodity prices, the UN said Wednesday.Food prices could reach even ... Read more...

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Government to treble food processing sector to reduce wastage


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 22 (IANS) The government said Wednesday it is envisaging trebling the size of country's food processing sector by raising the level of processing of perishables, value addition and share ... Read more...

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Hindus & Jews want urgent solution to hike in global food prices


September 7th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sep 7 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have expressed serious concerns at the recent rise in global food prices.Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader ... Read more...

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Bee decline could slash food output, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The double impact of decline in bee numbers and global warming is not only cutting down plant pollination but will also badly impact global food output. In fact, ... Read more...

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Decoding wheat genome key to tackling global food shortage


August 27th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists at Liverpool, University of Bristol and the John Innes Centre, have sequenced the entire wheat genome that will help crop breeders select key agricultural traits for breeding ... Read more...

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India displays enormous potential in food processing industry: Subodh Kant Sahai


June 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar (Gujarat), June 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Food Processing and Industries Subodh Kant Sahai on Friday said India displays enormous potential in food processing industry, adding that India has to ... Read more...

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Three top Cadbury officials resign


February 4th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) – Three top officials from Cadbury Plc, a British confectionary and beverage company, on Wednesday announced their resignation following Kraft Foods’ buyout of the company. Todd Stitzer, CEO of Cadbury, ... Read more...

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Senior UN officials urge greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries


January 19th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Senior United Nations urged on Monday greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries meet their development targets, as a three-day meeting kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Ministers ... Read more...

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Centre prepares Vision 2015 document for food processing industries


November 19th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): The Union Government on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that the vision document 2015 has been prepared in order to increase the level of processing and to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi preached ‘benefits of Islam’ to 200 glamour models


November 17th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi's bizarre side was revealed once again when he preached benefits of Islam to 200 attractive young glamour models in Rome.On the sidelines of a ... Read more...

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Policies for food processing sector bearing results: PM


October 6th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A slew of policies introduced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the food processing industry in the country has started bearing results, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India can be leader of global food processing industry: PM (Lead)


October 6th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Calling for the formulation of a new National Food Processing Policy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India had the potential to emerge as a leader ... Read more...

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Asia faces food shortage by 2050 without major water reforms


August 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): A new study by scientists has warned that without major water reforms, Asia faces the prospect of a food shortage by the year 2050.This warning, along with related ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to unlock rice’s genetic diversity to help conserve it


July 26th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): By looking at what different types of rice have in common, a team of international scientists are unlocking rice's genetic diversity to help conserve it and find valuable ... Read more...

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UN scales down food aid to North Korea


May 29th, 2009 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 29 (Xinhua) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling down its food assistance to North Korea due to lack of funding, the global food agency has said. "The number ... Read more...

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