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Biofortification of staple foods can stem malnutrition issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of advanced techniques can address the rising concerns of malnutrition and food insecurity that are continuously growing and pose serious threat to human health. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) plays active role in research and development of agri sector. PARC Chairman, Dr Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with the focal persons of research team of PARC and discussed strategic measures to improve the food security through adaptation of various…Read More

Biofortification of staple foods can stem malnutrition issues

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The introduction of advanced techniques can address the rising concerns of malnutrition and food insecurity that are continuously growing and pose serious threat to human health. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) plays active role in research and development of agri sector. PARC Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad held a meeting with the focal persons of research team of PARC and discussed strategic measures to improve the food security through adaptation of various…Read More

Value addition of functional foods underlined

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop in connection to "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The workshop was intended to appraise numerous benefits of functional foods and indigenous herbal wealth with special context to value addition. Talking to the workshop, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that the…Read More

Value addition of herbal wealth and functional foods underlined

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The workshop in connection to "Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods" was organized by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST). The workshop was intended to appraise numerous benefits of functional foods and indigenous herbal wealth with special context to value addition. Talking to the workshop, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Chairman PCST, warmly welcomed the participants. He said that the…Read More

Pakistan on way to becoming hub of halal foods

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub and this is the right time to capture the international halal products market worth $3 trillion by making this industry compliant to international standards and boosting up halal sector. Chairman Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Khalil ur Rehman Khan said this during his recent meeting with Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid. On the occasion, both of them discussed issues related to halal food products and to…Read More

Biosafety of foods derived by modern biotechnology

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article image FOOD ACQUISITION, production, modification, and processing technologies form a continuum of allied biotechnologies which trace back to the beginnings of agriculture. These technologies have made use of naturally-occurring genetic variation in an effort to create variety and expand the reach of food sources. Common know variation among and within agricultural commodities has become accepted and expected in human societies. Rapid technological advance in biology has resulted in the development of…Read More

Govt decides to introduce labelling GM foods

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has decided to introduce labelling of genetically modified (GM) food in the country in order to protect consumers from malpractices of producers and suppliers of bio-technology products.Through this initiative the farmers would be given a choice whether to consume GM or non-GM food, an official of the agriculture ministry told this scribe.It is to be mentioned here that the international rules for labelling of GM food vary considerably. Some countries are in the…Read More

Say no to foods contaminated with parasites!

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article image Dr. Urfa Bin Tahir and Dr. Muhammad Sohail SajidFOOD BY definition is any substance either flora or fauna that when consumed provides nutritional support for the body in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. It contains nutrients inevitable for life, such as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, or vitamins. Since ancient times, people secured food through two methods - hunting and stocking - that are still being practiced. Today, food industry has become the most…Read More

GM foods, crops carry various human health problems

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article image MONITORING REPORT DHAKA: Dr Mohammed Ataur Rahman, a veteran Bangladeshi agriculturist, has said that Genetically Modified (GM) foods or crops should not be classified as food at all, as they are liable to cause various health problems affecting the liver and kidney, and hence unfit for human consumption."Main problem with GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) is that it takes hundreds and thousands years of adaptation in an environment for the development of a genetic character," Dr…Read More

Engro Foods wins G20 Challenge award

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Group of 20’ has announced the winners of the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation, a global competition managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Engro Foods Limited of Pakistan was among the winners.Ambassador Rogelio Granguillhome, Executive Secretary of the Mexican Agency for International Development Co-operation and Chair of the G20 Development Working Group, presented the awards at a recently held ceremony,…Read More