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Wholesale Price Index inflation up at 2.03% for January against 1.22% last month(HT Photo/Representative)

Wholesale Price Index inflation up at 2.03% for January against 1.22% last month

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:27 PM IST
  • According to a statement shared by the Union ministry of commerce and industry, prices of food articles declined but the prices of manufactured goods saw a rise of 1.54%.
Potatoes are also not empty calories, as they are thought to be(Shutterstock)
Potatoes are also not empty calories, as they are thought to be(Shutterstock)

The HT Brunch Celebrating Simplicity Series: The humble, ubiquitous spud!

Hindustan Times | By Dr Kurush F Dalal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The potato is adored by practically everyone in India, but it is severely underestimated
Chef Massimiliano Sperli prepares pasta and other Italian dishes on the spot
Chef Massimiliano Sperli prepares pasta and other Italian dishes on the spot

Looking at Italian cuisine beyond pizza,pasta and Parmesan

Hindustan Times | By Lubna Salim
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Carbs and cheese are merely a part and not the heart of Italian cuisine, affirms chef Massimiliano Sperli
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, looks at a nuclear war scenario between the two neighbours in 2025.(Reuters file photo)
The study, published in the journal Science Advances, looks at a nuclear war scenario between the two neighbours in 2025.(Reuters file photo)

An India-Pak nuke war could trigger another ice age: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:26 AM IST
In the scenario, simulated using state-of-the-art global climate models, India and Pakistan use 100 and 150 strategic nuclear weapons respectively, releasing 16-36 million tonnes of soot (black carbon) in smoke that would rise into the upper atmosphere, blocking solar radiation.
Subdued food inflation benefits consumers or net buyers of food items, but they also hurt farm incomes, especially because commodity prices are not keeping pace with rising costs of cultivation.(HT image)
Subdued food inflation benefits consumers or net buyers of food items, but they also hurt farm incomes, especially because commodity prices are not keeping pace with rising costs of cultivation.(HT image)

Kharif output expected to fall this year

New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:51 AM IST
The upshot of a projected decline in food output is that it is expected to, at least slightly, push up flat food prices, especially of grains.
The Planetary Health Diet is the world’s first scientifically validated diet plan
The Planetary Health Diet is the world’s first scientifically validated diet plan

The Good Food Guide: Fit for you, fit for the Earth

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 08:00 PM IST
How to eat without damaging your own health and that of the planet
In the Indian Himalayas, an economic slowdown coupled with natural resource depletion and climate change had a negative impact on food production and employment opportunities.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT FILE Photo)
In the Indian Himalayas, an economic slowdown coupled with natural resource depletion and climate change had a negative impact on food production and employment opportunities.(Diwakar Prasad/ HT FILE Photo)

Unemployment fuels food insecurity in India: UN

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:29 AM IST
In absolute numbers, India’s undernourished population fell from 253.9 million in 2004-06 to 194.4 million in 2016-18, said the report.
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India can lead the way in nutritious, sustainable diet, say experts

Hindustan Times, Stockholm | By Sanchita Sharma, Stockholm
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Food, mostly red meat, production has emerged as the biggest cause of land-use change, biodiversity loss, and natural water depletion and accounts for about a fourth of greenhouse gas emissions.
The world’s menu needs a drastic overhaul(Shutterstock Photo)
The world’s menu needs a drastic overhaul(Shutterstock Photo)

The EAT-Lancet commission’s diet plan will reduce both hunger and obesity

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Compared with currently popular diets, the global adoption of the new recommendations requires the world to halve its consumption of red meat and sugar and increase nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes intake at least two-fold
A woman selling food waits for costumers. Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
A woman selling food waits for costumers. Image for representation.(AFP file photo)

UN warns of looming threat to food security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 09:04 AM IST
A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned of a growing threat to global food security as a result of severe loss of biodiversity — that is, plants, animals and micro-organisms that contribute to food production.
Climate change could make food less safe, experts warn(Unsplash)
Climate change could make food less safe, experts warn(Unsplash)

Flies and fungi: Climate change could make food less safe, experts warn

By Andualem Sisay Gessesse, Reuters, Addis Ababa
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals causes more than 600 million people to fall ill and 420,000 to die worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The widespread adoption of a planetary health diet will also improve intake of most nutrients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The widespread adoption of a planetary health diet will also improve intake of most nutrients.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Impossible to feed 10 billion without diet revamp by 2050, says study

New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The aim of the study, conducted by NGO EAT and Lancet, the respected medical journal, was to understand how to provide a growing population of 10 billion (by 2050) a nutritious and sustainable diet.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Food production needs to be more eco-friendly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:18 AM IST
According to Lancet study, food system changes land use, leading to climate change, water depletion
India has complex and colourful tradition of wonderful recipes spanning hundreds of years.(Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)
India has complex and colourful tradition of wonderful recipes spanning hundreds of years.(Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)

Insects to be attractive food option for growing world population: Celebrity chef Gary Mehigan

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 03:13 PM IST
A recent study found that promoting insects as tasty, or even as a luxurious and exotic delicacy, could help achieve more sustainable food production and healthier diets.
Sol Kadhi Beer
Sol Kadhi Beer

Bingeing on beer

Mumbai | By Ruella Philips
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 02:08 PM IST
With the fervour of International beer day still intact, we take a look at the different ways of consuming this beverage
. This year, the government has announced its decision to set MSPs that are 1.5 times the cost of production.(AP File Photo)
. This year, the government has announced its decision to set MSPs that are 1.5 times the cost of production.(AP File Photo)

Kharif sowing season begins but government yet to declare MSPs

HindustanTimes, New Delhi | By Zia Haq, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 07:38 AM IST
MSP is a key farm price policy that affects crop choices of farmers and food production
Farmers vegetables grown without using any chemical fertilizer or pesticide (Shankar Mourya/HT)
Farmers vegetables grown without using any chemical fertilizer or pesticide (Shankar Mourya/HT)

Organic food regulation should protect interests of consumers, farmers

By Kavitha Kuruganti
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:07 PM IST
FSSAI does not realise that organic farming will go a long way in fulfilling the regulators’ primary mandate of securing food safety. A nascent industry like organic farming needs as much facilitation and promotion as possible
Degradation, desertification and drought erode the quality of land and adversely impact productivity, biodiversity and water availability.(File Photo)
Degradation, desertification and drought erode the quality of land and adversely impact productivity, biodiversity and water availability.(File Photo)

20 mn tonnes of potential food production hit by land degradation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:51 PM IST
According to a ministry-sponsored report, the total cost of land degradation, desertification and drought was 2.54% of India’s GDP in 2014-15.
The countries at the greatest vulnerability to food insecurity when moving from the present-day climate to 2 degrees Celsius global warming are Oman, India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, researchers said.(Representative photo)
The countries at the greatest vulnerability to food insecurity when moving from the present-day climate to 2 degrees Celsius global warming are Oman, India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, researchers said.(Representative photo)

India at risk of food shortage due to climate change, says study

Press Trust of India, London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Warming is expected to lead to wetter conditions on average — with floods putting food production at risk — but agriculture could also be harmed by more frequent and prolonged droughts in some areas, researchers said.
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