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IIT Roorkee develops edible ink for food safety

IIT Roorkee develops edible ink for food safety

Can be used for printing on fruits and vegetables as an alternative to stickers Researchers at the Department of Paper Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, have developed a water-based edible ink for printing

Policy
Agricultural & processed food products exports up by 16% in April-Nov FY 22-23

Agricultural & processed food products exports up by 16% in April-Nov FY 22-23

74% percent of total export target for 2022-23 achieved in eight months The exports of agricultural and processed food products rose by 16 percent in the eight months (April-November) of the current Financial Year (FY)

Nutritionals
Pregnant women should not rely too much on nutritional supplements: Study

Pregnant women should not rely too much on nutritional supplements: Study

Survey finds half of pregnant women have excessive sodium intake during early pregnancy Maternal nutrition and lifestyle habits before and during early pregnancy are important determinants for the foetus’s growth and development. A survey conducted

Research
Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility: Study

Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility: Study

Infertility is a global health concern affecting 48 million couples and 186 million individuals worldwide With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its multiple health benefits.

Research
First study to link pollination loss with unhealthy diet

First study to link pollination loss with unhealthy diet

Lower-income countries lost significant agricultural income due to insufficient pollination Inadequate pollination has led to a 3-5% loss of fruit, vegetable, and nut production and an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually from lost healthy food

Technologies
Amazon launches new organic fruits & vegetables sourcing farmer collection centre

Amazon launches new organic fruits & vegetables sourcing farmer collection centre

Enabling local farmers to become a part of fast paced digital economy In continued focus to empower farmers and offer the trusted, certified organic high-quality fruits and vegetables to its customers, Amazon Retail India has

Research
Scientists discover impact of fruit and vegetable intake on nutritional value of breast milk

Scientists discover impact of fruit and vegetable intake on nutritional value of breast milk

A significant correlation between the dietary habits in fruit and vegetable consumption of lactating women and the polyphenol content in their breast milk The breastfeeding rate in Hong Kong has been increasing steadily over the

Nutritionals
ISB-led consortium to strengthen agriculture-nutrition convergence

ISB-led consortium to strengthen agriculture-nutrition convergence

Indian School of Business, University of Sheffield and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine join hands Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India to

Research
Study lays focus on low nutritional quality in many vegetarian meat substitutes

Study lays focus on low nutritional quality in many vegetarian meat substitutes

Nutritional limitations of switching from animal protein to plant-based protein The availability of foods based on plant proteins to substitute for meat has increased dramatically as more people choose a plant-based diet. At the same

Food
Food-tech startup Pluckk announces expansion plans in India

Food-tech startup Pluckk announces expansion plans in India

Pluckk’s proposition is centred on global food trends ranging from vegan, carb alternatives, gut health, immunity Pluckk, a fresh produce food-tech venture owned by Fruveggie Tech, has clocked a record revenue of $5 million in