The number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to this new report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World released by FAO. Hunger has been on the rise over the past three years says the report and calls for urgent action if the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger is to be achieved by 2030.

With over 50% of women suffering from anaemia there is a need to improve nutrition.

Study finds 75.3% of women aged 30-84 are suffering from the chronic disease

The study also said that many schools were not aware that canteens were serving high-calorie drinks and deep fried snacks.

Obesity prevalence in women is between 22.8% and 34.8% while it is 23.4% in men.

Many also suffer from pre-diabetic and hypertensive conditions

The global food system is unsustainable and urgently needs an overhaul.

High rates of overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific seriously threaten people’s health and undermine the region’s prosperity warns this new book published by the Asian Development Bank. According to this book, obesity causes 12% of total health care expenditures or 0.78% of gross domestic product in the region.

Research organisation gives suggestions to food safety authority on draft regulations

A Delhi-based green body today said it has submitted recommendations to FSSAI on the draft regulations on labelling released by the food regulator, urging it to make the norms "more effective and s

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