Food India News

Methodological errors: India ranks poorly on the Hunger Index

After falling to 107th place out of 121 nations on Sunday, India referred to the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report as a “erroneous measure of hunger” and asserted that it “suffers from major methodological problems.” The GHI report is not only detached from reality, but it also “deliberately ignores efforts done by the government to promote food security,” particularly during the Covid pandemic, according to a news release from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. The ministry stated that three of the four variables used to calculate the index were connected to children’s health and could not be considered representative of the general population. India was placed 101st in 2021. It is currently ranked 107th, below its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. With GHI scores of fewer than five, seventeen nations, including China, Turkey, and Kuwait, shared the top spot. The Indian ministry expressed doubts about the survey’s sample size, stating that “the fourth and most significant indicator of Proportion of Undernourished (PoU) population is based on an opinion poll conducted on a relatively tiny sample size of 3,000.” Although the issue was brought up with the FAO [Food and Agricultural Organization] and an assurance was received, the ministry described the GHI study as having a “one-dimensional approach” and stated that it was regrettable that it had been published despite these factual concerns. Serious reservations were also highlighted in the ministry’s note regarding certain of the surveyors’ queries posed to respondents in India. “It is apparent that such questions do not seek for facts based on relevant information about the ensuring of food security and the supply of nutritional support,” the ministry stated. It was further said that it is “neither scientific nor rational” to estimate hunger based largely on children’s health indicators.

Food India News

Durga Puja: Bangladesh to export 5K tonnes of fish to India

Ahead of upcoming celebration of Durga Puja, the Bangladesh government intends to sell 5000 tonnes of fish to  India. According to Tapan Thanti Ghosh, secretary of Bangladesh’s commerce department, the Indian government requests that fish be exported to India annually for Durga Puja. In India, fish is most in demand around Durga Puja. Around 1400 tonnes of hilsa fish could be exported the last time.  Fish exports are anticipated to more than treble this year. Tapan Thanti Ghosh gave more details. Last time, the first consignment of hilsa from Bangladesh reached Kolkata through the Benapole-Petrapole border. Exports were suspended from 2012 to 2018, but from 2019 onwards, exports were normal. Durga Puja starts from October 1

Food Health Kerala News

Chemicals in curry powders: Human Rights Commission urges for stringent testing

The Human Rights Commission should streamline the testing procedures and pursue strict legal action against the offenders in cases where food products, like as curry powders that are widely used in the state, are discovered to contain substances hazardous to the body. The Commissioner of Food Safety was instructed by Commission Chairman Justice Anthony Dominick Read More…

Fitness Food Health

Daily routines that lower the risk of chronic illnesses

Chronic illnesses, also known as lifestyle diseases, are frequently brought on by poor lifestyle decisions made by individuals. A job that requires 9–10 hours of continuous sitting, unhealthy eating habits, and a screen addiction that causes you to miss out on precious sleep hours all increase your risk of developing chronic diseases and shorten your Read More…