The global agrifood systems impose huge hidden costs on our health, the environment and society, equivalent to at least US$10 trillion a year, according to this analysis by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), covering 154 countries.

The current structure of the global food system is increasingly recognized as unsustainable.

The Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in its report titled Coarse grains production and distribution, said Considering the fact that more and more states are opting for millets, with a view to encourage remaining states to opt for nutritious and healthy millets in combination with rice and wheat, the committee suggest the Govt of India to explore the possibility of distributing millets in addition to rice and wheat under TPDS and other welfare schemes.

Overweight and obesity rates across low- and middle-income countries have approached levels found in high-income countries. While overweight and obesity are more prevalent in urban areas, they are also on the rise in rural areas. Little research has been conducted on the effects of food systems on overweight and obesity.

The challenges facing contemporary production and consumption patterns are reflected most clearly in the agri-food system, which accounts for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Technological advances have led to homogenous agricultural landscapes and the standardisation of animal breeds, which places the expansion of farming at risk.

Almost 258 million people in 58 countries faced acute food shortages last year due to conflicts, climate change, effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine, according to this United Nations report, a sharp rise from 193 million the previous year.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Anun Dhawan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/03/2023.

The matter related to setting up of community kitchens to fight hunger in India. The Union of India sought time to "secure instructions" in the matter. The SC directed the matter to be listed after eight weeks.

The world is off track to meet its target of reducing salt intake by almost a third by 2025, costing thousands of lives, according to this new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

This publication offers a synthesis of the major factors at play in the global food and agricultural landscape.

As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains to decrease hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, according to this new report by the FAO and the UNEP