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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

Third hunger-versary for young foodpanda

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article image PRESS RELEASE: With speakers blasting sound of trumpets, top right corner of the computer screen prompted a tiny red flag with single white "1" shining in the middle.First order atfoodpandahad been received.And since then it’s all been trumpets and drums andwhoopieof hundreds and thousands of happy customers across the country. Today, foodpanda turns 3 and folks at Karachi Head Office are all in the mood to make this celebration anything but boring. If you fancy licking the…Read More

Multi-fruit crops tendency of stemming increasing hunger

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article image ALMOST 1 BILLION people across the globe will go to bed hungry tonight, 200 million of them children. Most of those people are smallholder farmers who depend on agriculture to make a living and feed their families. Despite an explosion in the growth of urban slums over the last decade, nearly 75 percent of poor people in developing countries live in rural areas. That’s why growth in the agriculture sector has been found, on average, to be at least twice as effective in reducing poverty…Read More

Zero hunger challenge: A world free from hunger

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article image A new global challenge for agricultural researchers and individuals from all sectors is "A world free from hunger". Drought-like situations in Tharparker affected 1.5 million people living over 22,000 square kilometers and collated death toll in 2014 is reported as 470. The deaths represent those areas where journalists are able to gain access but unfortunately, deaths of scores of infants who have died in villages and private clinics cannot be reported. As we see there is…Read More

Hidden hunger: Micronutrient malnutrition

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article image About two billion people, mostly in developing countries and suffering from micronutrient malnutrition, also known as "hidden hunger" are malnourished. This is caused by using low protein and low mineral diet which is deficient of critical micronutrients such as vitamin A, zinc and iron. Hidden hunger may cause severe mental and physical disorders such as lower IQ, blindness, anemia, retardation in physiological development and other health problems, especially women and…Read More

Controlling food wastage can h and le hunger issues

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The global food production systems presently occupy 25 per cent of all habitable lands and are account for 70 per cent of fresh water consumption and 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Each year, an estimated one third of all food produced (around 1.3 billion tons) ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers or get spoiled due to poor transportation and harvesting practices."Apart from the moral implications of such wastage in a world where almost 900…Read More

GM seed can solve world hunger problems or not?

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THIS REFERS to the story published in Technology Times, titled "Genetically modified corn, maize damage Pak farming".This is a good article; people both farmers and consumers need to know pros and cons of agriculture biotechnology rather adopting it without knowledge of its long term effects.Monsanto, Pioneer, Syngenta etc are pushing hard to sell its GMO or biotech seeds in developing countries like Pakistan due to poor biosafety regulatory system and it is easy to find ways in…Read More

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