Tag: food

Hydroponics solution to increasing food demands

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The only answer to country’s ever-increasing food requirements is a hydroponic system of growing in the wake of massive population growth in the last few years, said Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR). Hydroponics is a technique of agriculture sector which will open more dimensions for […]…Read More

Halal & non-Halal Food testing lab

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The University of Karachi, Industrial Analytical Center (IAC) of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), finally succeeded to obtain accreditation from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology’s Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC). IAC would conduct Halal testing to analyze the non-Halal ingredients in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. Industrial Analytical Center […]…Read More

Ufone supports Rizq to fight hunger and reduce food wastage

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article image Lahore, June 7, 2017: Ramazan is a time of reflection and kindness. Continuing on its tradition of supporting estimable people and institutions, which in turn help the less fortunate in Pakistan, Ufone is supporting Rizq, a social entrepreneur project, this Ramazan. Rizq was started in April 2015 by a group of friends who met at […]…Read More

Safe food production from contaminated soils

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article image WHEN WE study other nations, especially about the life spams we come to know that average life of other peoples is far longer than ours. Survey reports that average life span in America is 78.74 while in Pakistan it is about 66.44. Our life expectancy is not good due to actually poor diet, poor access to affordable health care, poor personal health habits and just plain poverty while these factors are mostly absent or minute in other developed nations. In our country no. of doctors for…Read More

Pollinators decline; a threat to world food supply

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article image Pollination is a natural ecological process that benefits mankind and is mainly done by insect population. Insects pollinate crops, assist the process of food production and significantly increase the yield of certain crops. Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of a flower of the same species, which results in fertilization of plant ovaries and the production of seeds. Pollinators visit flowers in their…Read More

SU holds workshop on food, nutrition

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article image JAMSHORO: A two-day training workshop on andquot;Food and Nutritionandquot; for the officials of Health Department of Tharparkar was held at Institute of Biochemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. During the workshop, several highly informative sessions regarding food and nutrition were conducted. The workshop participants were also taken to Nutrition Laboratory at Liaquat University Hospital in Jamshoro. Professor Dr Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro,…Read More

Food, water most important factors for development of country Ahsan Iqbal

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article image ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Education and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal has said that food, water and energy are the most important factors that are required for the development of a country. Addressing the 3rd International Water Conference on Water Security andamp; Sustainable Growth’ organised by Riphah International University in collaboration with SHFINT, University of Haripur and PCRWR in Islamabad, he said unfortunately all the…Read More

Role of Agricultural Biotechnology in Food Security

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Biotechnology is the application of techniques to improve plant and animals by using biological organisms to enhance their value. Agricultural Biotechnology involves applications to Agriculture. It involves modification in living organisms by genes manipulation. World population is increasing day by day with the advancement in and technology medicine. People are living longer lives and world population is increasing. To fulfill their nutritional requirement…Read More

Aquaponics a green method to produce quality food

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Agricultural productivities suffered a lot during recent past due to unexpected climatic changes, torrential rains, heat waves, drought and floods. Due to these mentioned constraints shortage of energy was one of the hurdles as well. It reflects that the nature is shifting its paradigm which is directly or indirectly danger to the agriculture production ultimately food security is at risk on this earth crust. Due to above narrated uncertain…Read More