WASHINGTON: Eating junk food regularly is not just bad for your waistline, it can also damage your liver in a way similar to hepatitis, a new study has found.

The results were revealed on the television programme, 'The Doctors' , where it was found that even just a month of eating fast food can cause significant changes to the liver. The study found regular consumption of fast food items like fried chicken and onion rings are particularly bad for liver, and have many surprising complications and dangers for the people that consume them, 'cbsnews.com' reported. "The amount of fat and saturated fats creates a condition called fatty liver," Dr Drew Ordon of "The Doctors".

Asia’s ability to keep food prices in check and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region’s farm to market supply chains to become more efficient and cost-effective, says a ne

NILPHAMARI, JAN 13: Chemical fertilizer and insecticide free potato, wheat and mustard are being cultivated in Domar upazila of the district by NGO Proshika in recent times.

Market leaders, Dutch follows tringent quality control

The potato has a 12,000-year-old history but an even brighter future as a crop that is set to replace rice as a staple in the Asian rice-consuming countries. It requires less amount of water compared to other basic food products, without compromising the nutrition value. Potato, therefore, is increasingly being promoted, in the genetically modified organism-free European Union (EU), as the foremost solution for meeting the increased food demand for an estimated 6 billion world population by 2030.

Though modernisation of food chains has allowed farmers to have more control of their produce, the benefits are not always shared equally

Major Asian countries which have a large agriculture sector need to make their farm-to-market supply chain more efficient and cost effective to keep food prices in check and ensure long-term food security, a recent study by the Asian Development Bank has said. The study showed that though modernisation of food chains has allowed farmers to have more control of their produce, the benefits are not always shared equally, with large and medium-sized farmers typically getting the lion’s share of subsidies and marginal farmers largely missing out.

This ADB study documents the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the consumer in Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, and India.

KOLKATA, 20 NOV: Apprehending a further hike in potato prices by creating an artificial demand, agriculture marketing minister Arup Roy today said the government has decided not to extend the deadl

The European Union (EU) has announced on October 17 that the amount of biofuels that will be required to make up the transportation energy mix by 2020 has been halved from 10 per cent to 5 per cent.

The rollback mostly affects first-generation biofuels, which are produced from food crops such as corn, sugarcane, and potato. The new policy is in place to mitigate the backfiring of switching from less-clean fossil fuels to first-generation biofuels. A study conducted in 2009-2012 by the EU found that greenhouse gas emissions were on the rise because of conversion of agricultural land for planting first-generation biofuel crops. It also became known that large quantities of carbon stock had been released into the atmosphere because of forest clearance and peatland-draining.

London: Bananas could soon become a critical food source for millions of people and replace potatoes as the staple diet due to climate change, a new study has claimed.

It contributed to a cumulative national farm income of $9.4 bn between 2002 and 2010

Bt cotton has delivered significant benefits to all members of the agricultural value chain in the country, and has contributed to a cumulative national farm income of about $9.4 billion between 2002 and 2010, turning India from an importer of cotton to an exporter, according to T M Manjunath, a consultant in agricultural biotechnology and integrated pest management.