What we now need is smart, systemic action to get the food to those who need it and improve it for those who have it, says FAO Director-General
Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict
A fiscal crisis: Why FCI needs provisioning in food subsidy budget
Lateral Thoughts: Who moved my samosa?
How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses
The food most associated with biodiversity loss also tends to also be connected to unhealthy diets across the globe
There’s biodiversity in our backyard and it can help us fight malnourishment
Green leafy veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals
Book Review: A chemist’s sceptical look at nutritional wisdom
Overprocessed chemical-laden stuff is bad for you; it’s pure malevolent junk. George Zaidan has chosen this junk food truth ...
Spare me my noodles
As the India-China standoff becomes more tense and anti-Chinese sentiment builds up in India, will ‘Chinese food’ be banned
Verifying viral virus truths: Tomatoes, tiranga and TRPs
The media wrongly claimed a correlation between a mysterious alleged new virus that targets tomatoes to the novel coronavirus ...
COVID-19 migrants: West Bengal has mostly failed to keep promises
The state government must go beyond the mere promises of the Centre and render actual help to the state’s ...
COVID-19: How safe are Indian wet markets?
India is a huge market for meats. Apart from usual poultry, bovine and fish, a few protected species are ...
COVID-19 calls for renewed focus on eating right and natural
Post-COVID-19 scenario offers a unique opportunity to seize the moment and repurpose policies towards a food system that is ...
COVID-19’s important lesson: Living with little
Learning to live with little is not living in poverty, but to cook and eat what is required, reducing ...
We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi’s slum residents. What we found
The pandemic is clearly having a negative impact on people’s health and economic and social status
COVID-19: Asia-Pacific countries must act against recession-induced hunger
Sub-Saharan Africa, home to the world’s highest hunger rates, must now brace for its first recession in a quarter ...
Are eco-friendly products really any good?
Eco-friendly products come with thick wrapping and an expensive price tag not everyone can afford.
Amma Canteen Scheme: An unexpected, but pleasant gift amid COVID-19
Amma canteen scheme an effective mechanism to serve migrants during lockdown
Meet yaipan, the wannabe turmeric
Relish yaipan, a wild flower from The Himalayas, as food or as drug
Rural India’s expenditure on food has been declining since 1972
The leaked NSSO report on consumption expenditure reveals the state of India’s rural economy
World Food Day 2019: Why we must prevent food wastage
It is a moral and technical failure in a world where hunger and malnutrition have yet to be eradicated
Jharkhand’s community kitchens: Making a mockery of food security?
The state's Dal Bhat Yojana was meant to provide some food security to those struggling to make ends meet ...
Growth of good food must be nurtured
The 2019 edition of First Food: Business of Taste brings you the knowledge of livelihoods that connect to First ...
Keep only the best on the plate
To ensure India doesn't see urban food deserts like the USA, methods to increase access to locally grown food ...
Union Budget 2019-2020: Government giving more importance to food fortification
Budgetary allocation for fortified rice scheme in the present budget increased by 18,000 crore
Children have the right to eat eggs, onions and garlic
The midday meal scheme for schoolchildren is increasingly getting politicised, as the upper class elite wants to impose its ...