Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

… products by cancer survivors, it becomes a novel story on how a commercial endeavour can provide a helping hand to the needy. The All India Cotton Fest organised by the Punarjani-Narmatha team at the Police Club in Kozhikode is a must-visit destination for city women, who loves ethnic fabrics – be it Baluchari, Bagh print, Dhaboo print, Matka silk, Batik, Bandni or Bengal cotton. Most of the profit from the sale of the fabrics goes to the Punarjani fund. The exhibition also features a …

Manipur Women Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi 20151202

From e-Pao.net | December 13, 2015  Manipur Women Survivors Exquisite Bamboo and Weaving Products hit market in Delhi Control Arms Foundation of India along with Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network organised successfully two exhibitions in Delhi. The first exhibition was held as a part of Women of India Exhibition organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India from 12th November to 23rd November at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. After the successful completion of …

FSSAI to tighten noose on meat and poultry industry – The Times of India

From TimesOfIndia.Indiatimes/com | July 4, 2015 INDORE: Alarmed with unethical practices being reported in meat and poultry food industry, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is gearing up to tighten its noose soon. Authority has formulated draft regulations that will come into effect after comments and objections from stakeholders. Draft regulations have come in wake that maximum residues limits/tolerance levels fixed for various veterinary drugs including antibiotics in …

India’s Independent Farmers Embrace Organic | Al Jazeera America

By Ankita Rao & Bibek Bhandari | May 31, 2015 CHAINA, India — For two decades, Mahender Singh grew his vegetables without chemicals on his 10-acre plot of land in Pipal Mangoli, a village in southeastern Punjab. Then in 1967, an official from India’s Agriculture Department arrived in the nearby city of Patiala with a bag of chemical fertilizer, and farming in Punjab changed radically. With the introduction of chemicals such as urea, phosphate and pesticides as well as new farming …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

By Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News | April 15, 2015 WASHINGTON • A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from Romania and soybeans from India are booming, according to an analysis of U.S. trade data released Wednesday by the Organic Trade Association and Penn State University. That shows a potential …

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops | Zee News

From zeenews.India.com, posted March 18 2015 Wakiso: With his half-acre banana plantation, Charles Semakula can put his family`s favourite food on the table every day. Green cooking bananas, or matooke, are a feature of almost every main course for 38-year-old Semakula, his wife and four children, while sweet yellow ones make for pudding. Matooke is a national staple in Uganda, and many say a meal isn`t a meal without it. “When I spend a week without eating matooke, I don`t feel …

CNN Explores the World’s Most Endangered Places – MensJournal.com

… like overcrowding in India. We caught up with Weir days before the premier to talk about his new adventure lifestyle and storytelling at the crossroads. What’s The Wonder List about? In its stripped-down, one-word essence it’s a show about change. It all started when I looked at my now 11-year-old daughter and realized that she is going to turn my age in 2050, and I just wondered. Will she still live on a planet with wild tigers? With a Jordan River and a Dead Sea? How much of the glaciers …

Tribute: The Man Who Linked Climate Change To Global Health : Goats and Soda : NPR

… effects of climate change. As we look back on the people we lost in 2014, McMichael stands out as a pioneer and prophet. One of his prime motivators was a sense of social justice. Before going to medical school, McMichael spent a summer volunteering at a leper colony in India. Then he trained in Australia as a physician and epidemiologist. He made a name for himself early on by defining the effects of lead on children and establishing some of the basic rules of epidemiology. via Tribute: The Man …