Antimicrobial resistance – challenges for agriculture and food sectors


An estimated 700 000 people die each year from antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections and an untold number of sick animals may not be responding to treatment. AMR is a significant global threat to public health, food safety and security, as well as to livelihoods, animal production and economic and agricultural development. The intensification of agricultural […]

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MySteel Global – Global iron ore demand flies above supply in Q3


The world’s top iron ore miners had strived to supply more to the global steel mills with those in China in particular over the July-September quarter, and yet China’s imported iron ore prices had soared to the multi-year highs for the seaborne cargoes and port inventories, clearly illustrating the country’s phenomenal growths in steel output […]

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It’s advantage India as organic cotton pushes the sustainable narrative


With changing consciousness, consumers are being increasingly mindful of the fabric they wear and use and whether it is kind to the planet. In the last few years, giving in to the rising demand for “better cotton”—cotton grown under schemes that eliminate the nastiest pesticides and encourage strict water management, large global apparel makers and […]

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World may veer off sustainable growth path unless policies unite, says UNCTAD


Global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path will continue to frustrate policy makers, unless action is taken simultaneously on five man-made mega-trends including climate change, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The chief economists in the United Nations system jointly identified the other challenges as […]

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Sauces and dips get a boost as Indians cook more at home during pandemic lockdown


Sauces-dipping and cooking as a food segment is seeing a steady spike as people are getting swish with their culinary experiments to bring home the joys of dining out, as many restaurants, cafes, and pubs continue to remain shut to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to data from Kantar Worldpanel, which tracks purchases of […]

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