Ancestors hold clue to global food security

Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to a new research by the University of Sheffield.

Man not evolving fast enough to match environment changes: Scientist
Man not evolving fast enough to match environment changes: Scientist

Humanity is at an evolutionary paradox -- neither able to keep pace with man-made changes to the environment nor able to control constantly evolving pests and diseases, a leading paedetrician and scientist of New Zealand said Friday.

85 lakh people to be removed from food security scheme in Rajasthan

85 lakh ineligible people were added as beneficiary under food security scheme and will be removed from the list as soon as possible, Rajasthan government said here on Wednesday.

Mamata flays Centre over food security act

Blaming the Centre for the non-implementation of the Food Security Act in West Bengal so far, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said the union government has failed to put in place a proper law and decide on the funding for the scheme.

Rising CO2 levels to worsen food quality

In what could be bad news for countries seeking food security, researchers have found that rising CO2 levels will deprive many food grains of their nutritional value.

`Healthy population more receptive to improvements`

A healthy population will be more receptive to programmes and initiatives aimed at improving its education, food security and employment opportunities, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday.

Water security more important than food security: Rajendra Singh

Renowned water conservation activist and Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh on Monday said water security was more important for the country than food security.

`Land location overrides fertility; threat to food security`

With industrialisation, the location of a land overrides the fertility factors which may pose a threat to country`s food security problems, said a study released today.

UP Cong to protest against non-implementation of food scheme

As a part of its protests against the non-implementation of food security scheme by the Uttar Pradesh government, the Congress would put a lock on the gates of the Varanasi district magistrate`s office on December 26.

India to be firm on food security at Bali meet

India Sunday gave a clear signal that it will be firm on the core agenda of food security while pursuing a constructive dialogue at the ministerial conference of World Trade Organization (WTO) at Bali Dec 3-6.

Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country`s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here Tuesday.

Ensure food, nutrition security: Pawar

Increasing crop productivity and production with efficient use of scarce resources are the only long-term solutions to ensure food and nutritional security of the country, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Thursday.

Tripura government to implement food security scheme

Abandoning its earlier stance, the country`s lone Left Front government in Tripura decided to implement the food security act in the north eastern state.

Food Security scheme launched in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday launched the UPA government`s ambitious Food Security scheme in the state aimed at benefiting around 4.64 crore people.

Modi opposing food security as he fears electoral setback:Cong

Gujarat Congress today rapped Chief Minister Narendra Modi for writing directly to the Prime Minister over the Food Security Bill but not responding when the Centre had sought the views of the Chief Ministers on the issue earlier.

Assam CM launches food security scheme campaign

: The Assam government on Tuesday launched a state-wide promotional campaign to showcase the centre`s ambitious food security scheme at the grassroots coinciding with the birth anniversary of late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Delhi BJP protests food security programme

Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel was leading the protest which police tried to disperse by using water cannons.

Alternative front should have programmes for poor: CPI

Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan on Saturday said that the proposed third front should have programmes for the benefit of the poor and meet their aspirations and criticised the UPA and NDA regimes.

Delhi HC dismisses PIL on food security ordinance

The bill to enact the food security law was introduced in Parliament in the first week of May but it was not pushed.

UPA playing vote bank politics over food security, says Narendra Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress-led UPA government of playing "vote bank politics" over food security.