4,000 mobile shops in Chennai to sell vegetables, fruits

As total lockdown came into effect this morning in Tamilnadu to curb the spread of Covid-19, the State government has made arrangements for sale of vegetables and fruits through the horticulture department in about 4,000 mobile vehicles in Chennai city and in all districts in coordination with the local bodies. Continue Reading

Diets & CO2 emissions: India leaves low carbon footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with national dietary guidelines advocating a healthy diet vary greatly between countries, with US guidelines having the largest carbon footprint and India having the smallest, according to a study involving seven countries. The study was published in the open-access Nutrition Journal. Continue Reading

New research stresses on importance of fruits & vegetables in everyday diet

If you are scouting for a magic potion to live a longer and healthy life, try five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which two are fruits and three are vegetables, according to new research that combed through studies representing nearly 2 million adults globally. Continue Reading

‘New cold storage to reduce agricultural wastage’

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), which helps to increase the production of agricultural produce in the country through its research, is now working on preservation of these products too. The institute has made a refrigerator- Pusa Farm Sun Fridge – which can preserve up to two tons of fruits and vegetables. Continue Reading