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IIT KGP researchers develop new eco-friendly packaging material from cucumber peels

IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed cellulose nanocrystals from cucumber peels with high cellulose content, compared to other peel wastes, which can be used to create food packaging materials.................

Food borne diseases cost India a whopping $15 billion each year,...

Pointing towards alarming statistics, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “‘Eat Right India’ and ‘Fit India’ Movement will prove to be game-changers in the health sector of the country..................

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop industry-grade silica from rice biomass & curb...

A team of researchers from IIT Kharagpur’s Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engineering have developed a chemical treatment that will separate the silica content in the husk ash residue which is about 90 - 95% and neutralize the remaining biomass for disposal in water bodies....................

COVID-19 has affected the momentum of POSHAN Abhiyaan: UNICEF Nutrition Chief

Two-thirds of the 1.04 million deaths in children under five years in India is still attributable to malnutrition. And during COVID-19, it may increase by 10-20%..............................

Thermo Fisher launches exclusive website for its chemical business offerings

The website is equipped with customized search, customers can explore on-demand seminars and technical literature....................

Food processing sector forms a critical link between farmers & industry

Experts deliberated on the various aspects of Food Processing Industry and Agriculture during COVID-19 at a webinar organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and industry. The topic was 'Mitigating Risks In #Food Processing- Role of Insurance and Quality Inspection in Food Processing Industry & Food Imports & Exports'.................

Govt releases guidelines for evaluation of nano-based Agri-input & food products

These ‘Guidelines’ would help policy makers and regulators to frame effective provisions for future novel nano-based products in the agri-input and food sectors of India.....................

Food-AgTech platform ThinkAg, hosts a roundtable of agri-company CEOs

The panel concluded on a note that technology and agriculture are destined to be intertwined, established companies, AgTech enterprises and financial institutions may form alliances and create closed-loop systems which will be beneficial for the farmer....................

NPPA says its actions reduced prices of N-95 masks by 47%,...

As per the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), its advisory and subsequent actions have led to the reduction of prices of N-95 mask prices significantly up to 47% by manufacturers and importers, increasing their availability and affordability..........

Food and Immunity: Correlation to combat against COVID-19

During the lockdown period, our existing underlying diseases may also trigger in the absence of adequate physical activities and fear of the pandemic, write Jyoti Sharma and S.K. Varshney.................