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How not to waste food

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (IDAFLW) was observed on September 29, 2023. The theme of this year’s IDAFLW was ‘Stop Food Loss and Waste; for…

Is climate a security issue?

As the planet warms to red every summer, the era of the Anthropocene, or the man-made century, is turning out to be an existential challenge to humankind itself. In all…

Security for the future

The impact of natural calamities on malnutrition is undeniably devastating, with a global increase in hunger, inadequate access to nutritious food, and rising levels of food insecurity. The Covid-19 pandemic…

Challenges for food-nutrition highlighted

A two-day 2nd Pakistan Food-Nutrition International Summit and Expo, focused on “Pakistan’s Needs Food and Nutritional Security” was held by Riphah International University in collaboration with National Alliance for Safe…

Economic security

Pakistan is currently teetering on the brink of economic collapse. The recent floods have only added to this dire situation, and the loss to our economy has been unprecedented. We…

Food crisis

A friend, a young journalist in Gaza, Mohammed Rafik Mhawesh, told me that food prices in the besieged Strip have skyrocketed in recent weeks and that many already impoverished families…

Global food crisis

As parents and global citizens, we are very worried about the cost-of-living crisis that the world is facing – the worst in over a generation. The interlinked shocks of the…

Floods, food & debt crises, and 77th UNGA session

The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA’s) 77th Session from September 13-27 comes at a very crucial time for Pakistan, as the country suffers from unprecedented floods, while it was already…

Crisis of food prices

‘Food prices have surged more than 20% this year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. About 345 million people are experiencing acute food insecurity, according to the World Food Programme,…