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Hydroponic farming gains ground in saline coastal region

KHULNA – Climate vulnerable households in the country’s costal region are showing interest in adopting soilless hydroponic farming system to grow vegetables to meet their nutritional demand. “We have already introduced the hydroponic agriculture in our locality as arable land is not adequate here to cultivate vegetables through conventional farming…salinity also affects vegetable farming here,” Ripon Kumar Mondal, chairman of ... Read More »

14 women changing food around the world

Danielle Nierenberg Good morning from Lake Nona, Florida! Today is World Food Day, a day to celebrate the world’s farmers and focus attention on hunger, nutrition, poverty, and how to change food and agriculture. This year’s theme is “Our Actions Are Our Future: Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World.” Read More »

Raids against stockpiling of onion begins

Dhaka, Oct 01 – The governmenton Tuesday started carrying out drives against stopping stockpilings of onion in the wholesale markets at different places in the country including Khatunganj in Chattagram and Shaympur in Dhaka to control price of onions in the retail markets. Read More »

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

New York, Oct 1 (AP/UNB) — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back ... Read More »

How to ‘fix the business of food’ and save the planet

By Samira Sadeque Reprint UN, Sep 25 2019 (IPS) – With up to one billion undernourished people around the world, and agriculture and land use systems increasingly vulnerable to climate change and land degradation, more companies within the global food industry need to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Read More »