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A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045

-Press release by International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems dated 30th March, 2021 * New report sounds alarm on control of food tech, farming data, and corporate takeover of UN multilateral agencies. * Civil society  and social movements can fight back, boosting post-pandemic resilience, slashing agriculture’s GHG emissions by 75%, and shifting $4 trillion to sustainable food and farming. The future planned by agribusiness giants could accelerate environmental breakdown and jeopardize...

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Plea in Supreme Court to save academic freedom -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu Data stored digitally in devices that are seized can be tampered with or distoRTEd, says petition by five teachers The Supreme Court has asked the government to respond to a plea by five teachers to protect “academic freedom” from raids and seizures of police and investigative agencies. The past few years have seen raids on and seizures of electronic evidence from academicians, researchers, lawyers and activists. Now, a group of educationists have...

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Jobless growth: the pandemic has revealed India’s crisis of unemployment -Himanshu

-The Indian Express The current model of economic growth prioritises capital over labour and is unlikely to resolve the unemployment crisis. COVID-19 infections are once again on the rise with daily infections crossing 60,000 per day last week. This is considerably higher compared to the repoRTEd infections during the same period last year when the numbers were less than 500 per day. What is obvious is that the pandemic is far from...

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India Reports Over 68,000 Covid Cases In Biggest 1-Day Surge Since Oct -Parimal Kumar India Covid-19 Cases: Total now stands at 1.2 crore with 1,61,843 deaths recorded till. New Delhi: Up to 68,020 fresh coronavirus cases were repoRTEd in India over the past 24 hours, making it the biggest one-day surge since October, Union Health Ministry data indicate. This includes 291 deaths. The total number of active cases has risen by 35,498, it show. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at...

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Millets pose production and consumption challenges; MP’s Dindori project shows the way forward -Harish Damodaran

-The Indian Express In rural India, the National Food Security Act of 2013 – which entitles three-fourths of all households to 5 kg of wheat or rice per person per month at Rs 2 and Rs 3 per kg, respectively – has reduced the demand for millets. Millets score over rice and wheat, whether in terms of vitamins, minerals and crude fibre content or amino acid profile. They are also hardier and...

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