ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Production, Trade and Consumption of Pulses

The Global Economy of Pulses edited by Vikas Rawal and Dorian Kalamvrezos Navarro, Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019; pp xi + 174, price not indicated.

Forest Fires in Uttaranchal

Uncontrolled wildfires result in the depletion and exhaustion of natural forests, with permanent loss of biodiversity, soil fertility and sustainable forest-based production. No effort should be spared in modernising fire prevention and firefighting measures, including educating the public on the long-term impact of forest fires.

Food Irradiation : BARC's Sales Mission

Difficult times demand desperate measures. The atomic energy department is trying its best to ‘sell’ a technology of questionable public value – irradiation for preservation of food. Early this week, BARC scientists donned unfamiliar garb – as consumer educators. At the Mumbai Press Club they attempted to garner support for irradiated foods from the press in a time-tested manner. Journalists were treated to ‘upma’ and other fare which had been treated with/made from irradiated ingredients. Top scientists of the BARC, who are known for keeping their distance from the press, undertook this gastronomic enterprise in what is evidently a desperate attempt to swing public opinion on irradiated foods.
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