Tackling food waste, research and global debates about agricultural sustainability and how to feed our population while still saving some for later.
A Food Industry Profiting on Problems
Jonathan Safran Foer (2009) stared down a plate of freshly butchered ham. Inevitably refusing to eat it he writes, “Maybe there is nothing wrong with eating it. But something deep inside me — reasonable or unreasonable, aesthetic or ethical, selfish or compassionate — simply doesn’t want the meat inside my body” (p.159). Foer not wanting to consume meat is a common side effect of today’s society, where consumers grapple with the horrifying truth of some aspects of the food industry. It feels like what a person puts in the shopping cart is an individual choice, and suddenly happy meals aren’t so happy anymore.
Fueling An Energy Revolution
Beximco’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business has been leveraging technology to accelerate the country’s transition into more sustainable energy systems. The company’s innovative LPG solutions provide a safe, reliable and environment-friendly energy source to meet the everyday needs of the country’s population of more than 160 million. More recently, the company became the first LPG operator in Bangladesh to start exporting LPG to India.
Russia's war on Ukraine and food security in the Arab countries
The war raging today on the Ukrainian lands has many direct and dangerous repercussions for us in the Arab countries. Away from the popular talk about the collapse of the world order as it crystallized in the aftermath of the disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the rise of the unilateral hegemony of the United States of America in the 1990s, which had to give way to the plurality and diversity of the centers of domination from Beijing and Moscow to Brussels and Washington, and also away from the many prospects put forward On the Arab side, about the repercussions of the confrontation between the West and Russia on our countries, on the areas of conflict and armed conflicts, and on our major issues from Palestine to the future of Syria, Libya and Yemen, and the relationship with Iran; Apart from all that, the direct effects of the Russian war on Ukraine are related to the issue of food security for the Arab peoples.
How the Government Stockpiled a Billion Pounds of Cheese
Deep underground, somewhere near Springfield Missouri, the U.S. government operates a little-known subterranean facility. If you can gain access to these limestone caves, you won’t find nuclear warheads or a crashed alien spaceship. Instead, you’ll find an immense amount of cheese. Almost one and a half billion pounds of it, to be exact — or about four and a quarter pounds of cheese for every man, woman, and child in the nation.
Bay of Pigs
When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States on January 20, 1961, he inherited every policy decision that Eisenhower had yet to carry out. (1) One of these was the planned invasion of Cuba to depose Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited and trained Cuban exiles to conduct the invasion. The operation became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion after the point that the Cuban exiles made their landing. The planning of the invasion began with the 1959 defeat of Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba. The CIA believed that the use of Cuban exiles would work because of their perceived success in the 1954 coup against President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala. In the 1954 coup against Arbenz, the CIA had used disgruntled Guatemalan military officers and Agency provided air support to aid in the coup. In the Bay of Pigs, there would be no such saving graces. The air and artillery support the US promised was either canceled or so delayed that Castro's forces easily repelled the invading forces. Additionally, the CIA had no understanding of the environment in which they were operating. In Guatemala, there had been differing factions to exploit within Arbenz's government. In 1961 Cuba there were no such factions left on the island. This was due to any that had opposed the 26th of July Movement fleeing the island in the wake of losing their benefactor. This meant that the invaders had no support to meet them once they arrived. This led to the spectacular failure that is now associated with the Bay of Pigs. By 1961, the CIA had grown confident enough in its abilities to conduct such an operation. However, they operated with undeserved confidence, as they had not learned how to conduct such operations in hostile nations. It is by looking at the CIA's overconfidence in their ability to pull off the Bay of Pigs Invasion that we see how Fidel Castro and the Cuban government were able to assert their sovereignty, and become a regional power despite the lopsided odds stacked against them.
The Farmers Happiness.
The joy of every worker is to see the result of their respective works regardless of their field. There was really no adequate produce, not all farmers were able to move out of their houses, their respective customers as well had been locked indoors due to the pandemic, how will our food producers survive?
Agritech And How It Is Helping Serve The Social Cause
“Agritech And How It Is Helping Serve The Social Cause” Spread the love Add to favorites India, a country from South- East Asia, is known for its rich culture and heritage also known as “Krishi Pradhan Desh”. The Hindi term “Krishi Pradhan Desh” means “country whose large population depends on agriculture for their source of income.” It is believed that agriculture in India is the heirloom of Indus Valley Civilization. Around 9000 BCE, Indian agriculture started as a result of the early cultivation of plants, and domestication of crops and animals. In the Indian Context, farmers are called “Annadata” meaning food provider, but the irony is that they still suffer from a lot of difficulties. India is a unique country from an agricultural point of view because of its vast expense of level land, rich and fertile soil, wide climatic variations suited for a variety of crops, and ample sunshine.
10 Essential Farming Implements In India - Uses And Advantages
Implements make agricultural production most profitable with advanced technology. In the new age of farming, farmers are using many types of implements. These implements offer comfort in complex agrarian operations due to their ability to work in a particular sector. The farming implements bring a revolution in agricultural production.
Does more carbon dioxide mean better crop yields?
Here’s the deal – mankind is burning fossil fuels at such a rate that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO²) is increasing to unprecedented levels (in historic times, that is). Plants need CO² to photosynthesise, and therefore to grow and produce more of the same. So surely the more CO² we humans produce, the better? Sorry – there are a few problems with this scenario!
Animals and Covid-19
Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We're testing species from bats to seals to find out. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have found coronavirus infections in pet cats and dogs and multiple zoo animals, including big cats and gorillas. These infections have even happened when the staff was using personal protective equipment.
Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage, A Climate Crisis Solution?
With the climate crisis continuously getting worse, businesses and governments need to find solutions to reduce the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere. To beat the crisis, the world can't simply rely on renewable energy, governments will need to include carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) into the mix if they want to hit their climate targets.
A sustainable recovery for people and planet.
Sustainability is not an add on but absolutely fundamental for business and economic growth, Many Pacific island nations face infrastructure and housing emergencies due to massive deficits, high urbanization, and increasing populations. Many communities also lack systems and do not know how to properly maintain infrastructure and homes.