Pasta has had some hard times. It found itself cornered by a barrage made by war to carbohydrates (taken as a whole, without any distinction), paleo-diets (editor’s note: eating following the traditions of ancestors), high-protein diets and various other fashionable nutrition habits. (more…)
The term “food basket” in India actually means a real basket that an average Indian woman takes to shop for groceries and food.
Some decades ago, her basket (now a days, “his” too) would contain plenty of vegetables, small millets and a rich variety of leafy greens in addition to staple grains such as rice and wheat. (more…)
It’s easy to forget you’re eating healthy when you dive your fork into a vibrant, flavor-filled pasta meal. Pasta is such a scrumptious partner for tender vegetables, rich olive oil, and fragrant herbs, that, with pasta on your plate, meeting your nutrition goals becomes a gastronomic experience. (more…)
France, followed by Japan and Canada are the top three countries in a new index measuring food and nutrition sustainability across 25 countries, representing two thirds of the world’s population and 87% of global Gross domestic product (Gdp). These three nations achieved the best scores for the production, distribution and consumption of food. (more…)
In India, the Centre’s decision to allow duty-free wheat imports, on grounds of falling stocks and rising prices of wheat, even as Rabi sowing is in progress, has embarrassed many senior officials in the Union Agriculture Ministry. (more…)
Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100% in untreated susceptible wheats, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with Fao. (more…)
Safety and quality of agricultural products in Ethiopia. Financial instruments for the development of a lasting partnership between Italy and the African Country. Promotion of the milling sector in the African Continent. These are the issues explored at the conference “Wheat, flour and… 2016” held last October in Addis Ababa and, (more…)