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The Mystery of Food Politics and It’s Proposed Extrication

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Wars and cross border conflicts are known to stifle food supply mechanisms and impact production on a large scale. Ukraine being foremost exporter maize, oilseeds, wheat among other food commodities stands at an all time high supply risk of essential supplies. Food, famines and farming are conspicuously deeply connected to politics and governance. All policies claim to be designed in way that will assure the end of hunger, enhance nutritional values, ensure food security and promote sustainable agriculture in societies but thought, vision and policy implementation often don’t align with the elemental needs of commoners. In academics, Food Politics isn’t a new subject – it attempts to holistically study governmental and institutional policies that comprise of regulations, control, production, distribution and consumption of food. In recent years, there has been wide scale planning on a gamut of factors like usage of pesticides, Genetically Modified Crops and Biofuels. Climate Change also stands as a challenge to secure future food security.

Unfavourable climactic conditions are detrimental to food production owing to unpredictable weather, natural calamities and numerous environmental hazards cause further damage. In 2022, number of people affected by worldwide food insecurity rose from 135 million in 53 countries in 2019 to 345 million in 82 countries. Climate change continues to remain a challenge and its ill effects can be seen in  health of citizens and livelihoods of small farmers. In the event of floods and droughts, weaker sections of the society get deprived of adequate nutrition. Small farmers struggle to earn enough money to pay for seeds, fertilizers and other farming essentials. Statistics indicate that while many countries especially in the EU as well as England have shown remarkable progress in this sphere, developed economies like the US and China fail to do enough to align themselves with the positive transformation. Many developing economies still find themselves doddering in the domain; albeit the adaption of renewable energy sources and solar energy.

In India, the farmer’s agitations that begun in 2020, seem once more on the flare-up. Farmers from certain North Indian States are demanding legal guarantees of a minimum support price (MSP), which is an assurance for the farming community and includes waivers of farm loans; and a demand to withdraw certain policies that go against the interest of farmers. Put simply MSP is the cost which government purchases crops from farmers, promising farmers a fixed income for their produce even if markets go bit volatile. Benefits to farmers are always a pivotal focal point in politics – as we see Donald Trump talking about farmer welfare in almost each of his speeches.

The current protestors allege that though India’s central Government did form a committee to address farming issues, it failed to include representatives from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana all three states being major grain producers. They further allege that the committee has hardly made any fruitful progress on MSP. Farmers continue bearing with a gamut of problems and crop failures cause huge debts forcing many farmers to even end their lives. Farmers want he demand is for the MSP to be fixed at least fifty percent higher than production cost of the crop. Farmers are wary of the government’s planned privatization of the electricity sector which will mean a hike in bills, adding to their woes. Many Indian state governments provide subsidized electricity to farmers, which help keeping key costs in control. There’s also a demand of compensating farmers who lost their lives in 2020-2021 protests.

Government policy influences the price around food’s production, its distribution and availability. Policies also ensure safety of the food supply domestically and internationally. On a domestic scale, food policy effort affects farmers, wholesale traders, food processors, retailers and end users. Commodity crops like wheat, rice, corn and soy are mostly central to policy making in agriculture. India’s Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) works as the top public policy think tank of the Government. Professor Ramesh Chand member of NITI Aayog and a Union Minister of State is a passionate farmer himself. He shares snippets of his study entitled ‘From Green Revolution to Amrit Kaal’ that he and Jaspal Singh, an agricultural consultant have authored. Professor Chand’s study reveals that MSP for farm produce is vital to safeguard against unfair competitiveness an malpractice in agri markets. Chand and Singh argue that in periods of glut MSP becomes important and as a measuring sustem it must not cause distortions in market signals and incentives – stating that India must use the two instruments of procurement and price deficiency payment. Both Chand and Singh accept that public procurement ought to be linked to the quantity required for the public distribution system, stability in price and protecting strategic stocks.

MSP in mandated crops should be realized via price deficiency payment.   When MSP is higher than exportable price and implemented by a set procurement system then export without subsidy is impossible and many countries see this directly as a violation of the WTO agreement. In recent times India has projecting itself as the pioneer of the Millet revolution. Though bit highly priced the grain has been projected as a crop that is salubrious and can take care of nutritional deficiencies among adults and children.

Dr. Edmond Fernandes-  Director, Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health, India opines that though the present government has taken steps needed to fix the problem of malnutrition through various schemes like Poshan Abhiyan, Poshan Maa and other local initiatives. However, it would be wise to address the problem through a cross sectoral perspective as cascading risks is impacting the concerns around food security and healthy nutrition. And what remains critical is to have these solutions reaching the last mile communities.

The National Institute of Nutrition has given many viable alternatives of low-cost energy rich diet which can address the problems of nourishment and immunity boosters, people need common and easy solutions, not complex systems and sophisticated mechanisms.               Domestic and international food markets look strongly integrated and in the face of the war, is India playing a vital enough role in securing global food supply chains?

Dr. Fernandes strongly believes that India has always historically played a vital role in global food supply chains and in the midst of war, and a rapidly proliferating socio-economic condition, the onus will fall back on nations like India to play big brother during a global food crisis or shortfall too.

The doctor makes a pertinent point when he says that though surveys help understand the problem, they don’t necessarily help figure out solutions which are usually complex and calls for special talents. “Governments need to tap into talented individuals and not political loyalists,” concludes the young specialist.

Food insecurity can become an increasing problem in the times to come. While food prices are likely to rise due to climate change and a growing world population, nutritious food is likely to become unattainable for more and more people. World statistics reveal that almost 3 billion people are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition quietly continues to affect people in myriad ways – which one may not even be aware of. While the saga of protests, promises and new deliberations continue, the world must be ready to deal with food shortages, price hikes as world population will continue growing and supplies may either be inadequate or substandard in quality – if systems don’t deploy robust mechanisms to extricate out the problems that threaten global food chains and supplies.

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718 Comments on "The Mystery of Food Politics and It’s Proposed Extrication"

  1. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:36 pm 

    Why is illegal to kill something that is not real. It should be legal to kill them they are not real. The fact that no medical papers were written about the long necks, faces moved forward and reptile hands confirmed that they are not real and it should be legal to kill them. Tell me the failure in my logic

  2. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:38 pm 

    Give me a reason why it is illegal to kill them. The medical school is acting like they are not real.

  3. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:42 pm 

    You cannot kill what does not exist. Why all these firearms laws. Maybe removing the firearms laws will give us real answers to real questions that the medical field are not willing to answer. You guys have a better idea.

  4. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:45 pm 

    The answers to all the question we are looking for are in the removing of the firearms laws. You want to stop the invasion, this is the easiest way to get your answers. Who care if they kill each other, they are not real.

  5. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:52 pm 

    Not one medical paper has been written about the long necks. Not one teacher from any university medical school made a press conference about the long necks . Why are you stealing my right to own handgun without a license. Answers these questions and you will know the real truth about earth and the invasion taking place.

  6. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 9:56 pm 

    If you refuse to change the firearms and handgun laws, it means you are a traitor and wants this invasion to take place.

  7. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:09 pm 

    I knew it, you are all fucking traitor: Legault, Trudeau, every politicians in the world, every person working in the medical field. You are all traitors.

  8. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:11 pm 

    You are all fucking traitors. You want this invasion to take place, you are working with the enemies.

  9. eeed on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:13 pm 

    There is going to be a lot of people to kill. You are all traitors, all of you.

  10. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:18 pm 

    No real beings are dying in Haiti. They are just fake CGI. The medical field does not considerer real. No reason to cry for them.

  11. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:19 pm 

    You are all fucking traitor. I cannot trust anyone on this earth. I am really alone here.

  12. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:24 pm 

    You are fucking complaining and crying like little bitches that they are invading earth. Yet you are not willing to change the firearms laws. The whole population of earth deserver to die.

  13. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:27 pm 

    Every fucking politicians in the world is working with the enemies and is working toward the total invasion of earth.

  14. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:30 pm 

    There is no way I will ever become a member of a militia. You are all fucking traitors. There is no way I will ever work toward saving earth.

  15. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:34 pm 

    Let’s what will happen to earth. As far as I can tell you have no control of earth calculator such as conservation of mass. It is guarantee that eventually every one will die, even if you are just CGI. Just wait and see.

  16. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:37 pm 

    Nobody is dying on earth, I am the only one on earth with a flesh bodies. There is no human massacre taking place on earth, you are just fake CGI images.

  17. eee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:39 pm 

    THere is no poverty in Africa. According the medical field if you have a long neck you don’t exit.

  18. ee on Tue, 26th Mar 2024 10:43 pm 

    Look at this cock sucker. It is pretty obvious that he is just a CGI image. There is no war and Haiti and no one is dying.

  19. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 12:44 am 

    16:11 look at his fucking eyes. Scroll through the video, you will see what I mean. Get the fuck out of my reality.

  20. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 1:12 am 

    Look at the singer. Look at this fucking cock sucker. He is having trouble to maintain a stable energy field. Look at his face. Jump to 1:40

  21. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 1:42 am 

    You should see what the skin of my forearm looks like. All the sun tan is vanishing. As my body update progresses and earth magnetic field is updated, more difficult it will be for them to hide. Things will probable start to accelerate now. It will be more difficult for them to keep a stable energy field.

  22. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 2:55 am 

    12:15 look at his fucking facial skin, it is melting away. Fucking cock suckers.

  23. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:15 am 

    Look at him playing the piano. Look at his hands, it is almost like if he is wearing rubber gloves. Look at his eyes also. Fucking amoral cock suckers.

  24. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:17 am 

    Nothing good will come out of a revolution or civil war. Better let the calculator of conservation of mass (depletion of natural ressources) do the execution of the earth population. I will not participate into a revolution.

  25. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:26 am 

    I have talked about that in my previous comments. Earth has been designed as an execution chamber. There is no reason to fight to keep earth civilization alive. It will be destroy by earth calculators anyway. No reason to ruin my life.

  26. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:29 am 

    Once you mathematically understand how earth is build, you know that it is hopeless to fight against GOD.

  27. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:30 am 

    You guys don’t seem to understand why you are on earth. You are here to die.

  28. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:37 am 

    The people that want to save earth and stop immigration are the real enemies. We should I work hard when the calculator of conservation of mass will deliver to me your cadavers. Nice try with the containers ship destroying a bridge. This will not change my mind, I will not be part of a militia.

  29. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 1:56 pm 

    The problem with killing all the traitors of North America it that it will deplete all the natural resources left. This cannot be fixed. There is no way out of this. Either they are traitors or they are heavily mentally retarded. Does matter, the should be killed anyway.

  30. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 1:59 pm 

    This is why it make sense to use pickup trucks as military vehicle because it uses less natural resources compare to a standard military vehicle that required more natural ressources..

  31. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 2:37 pm 

    I don’t understand why people want to save earth. Why do you want to save a torture chamber. Earth is designed is such a way that you have to do hard manual labor to build anything: car, house. To build a civilisation on this planet you have to use hard manual labor.

    Why people want to save earth that is such an atrocity. Death is not something to fear. Life is something to fear. There is no way I will keep working toward saving earth or this civilisation. The people that wants to save this civilisation have a agenda. To enslave people to do the hard manual labor for them. Chose dead, you will not regret it.

  32. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 2:41 pm 

    You should have never taken from me my right to carry an handgun on me without a license. This is red line for me to not cross.

  33. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 2:45 pm 

    To keep this civilization alive you need to find a way to manipulate people so the accept to do hard manual labor. This is the purpose of the interest rate on a loan, to force people to do hard manual labor to keep this civilisation alive. I am really suspicious of anyone that want to save earth and this civilization.

  34. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 2:49 pm 

    The people that want to keep this civilization alive are the people that are not doing hard manual labour.. It is the parasite that want to keep this civilization alive. The slave like me that did hard manual labor are not interested at keep this civilization alive.

  35. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:01 pm 

    Let’s me explain to you fucking cock suckers that are trying to save earth and this shit civilization. Immigrants are not leaving. They are moving here because they destroy their homeland. They are not leaving. Do whatever you want with COVID, Israel war, Ukraine war, or other fear tactics, they are not leaving because they have nowhere else to go. You are fucked and I am happy that you are fucked.

    You should have never taken from me my right to carry an handgun on me without a license. This is red line for me to not cross.

  36. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:27 pm 

    Believe me when I am saying that nobody is leaving earth alive.

  37. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:35 pm 

    Sous-marins à propulsion nucléaire : la France sera “aux côtés” du Brésil, dit Emmanuel Macron

    Look at how these fucking retards of politician are behaving. Still pretending that they can save this earth and civilisation and fight the demographic decline. People are not making kids because they don’t want to see their kids do hard manual labour so the earth elites can continue to act as parasites. You fucked, you are fucked.

  38. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:45 pm 

    The fact that you have to do hard manual labor to extract natural ressources should tell you anything you need to know about earth and how earth was designed as a torture chamber. Earth is short life span reality made to executed undesirable beings.

  39. dd on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 3:51 pm 

    Any groups of persons that wants to save this civilization has to ultimate goal of enslaving earth population to do hard manual labour so this group can have a confortable life at the expense of the slaves.

  40. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:21 pm 

    I did disable the EGR system on my pickup truck. You fucking EGR valve and platinum catalytique converter have been put there to voluntary make cars unreliable and push people in your shit C40 cities. I ran my pickup truck 10 year with the EGR system disable. The exhaust pipe at the back was so clean that I could see the steel inside the exhaust exit. There were no carbon deposit on the exhaust exit internal pipe. Fucking amoral cocks suckers.

  41. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:34 pm 

    You cut open the catalytique convert and there is barely any carbon deposit inside of it. Wasted precious natural resources for barely anything in return. Fuck EPA. We should kill everyone working there.

  42. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 4:59 pm 

    I am pretty sure that you are poisoning us with all these food additives. Lot of traitors to kill, it is just unbelievable.

  43. eee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 9:19 pm 

    I will just say this. I am here to collect your cadavers because you denied me personal protection using a handgun bought without a license. You cross over one of my red line and everyone on earth will be killed for that.

  44. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 10:36 pm 

    Dolly Parton clothing. I told you, you have no idea how powerful we are. We took a ship and used it to destroy the Baltimore bridge.

    I will kill everyone because of Canada handguns laws.

  45. ee on Wed, 27th Mar 2024 10:46 pm 

    Really nice sewing machines capable sewing really thick fabrics. You are really limited of what you can do with home style sewing machine.

    You cannot do a handgun chest harness without using thicker materials.
    Really nice sewing machines capable sewing really thick fabrics.

  46. èe on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:13 am 

    I told you pickup truck. Easier to get replacement parts.

    I am surprised that these kind of video are not banned by YouTube. I don’t need to get involved. There is better people then me to do the Jobs of killing traitors

  47. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:19 am 

    How come these guys don’t take matter into their own hands. Let’s me guess, this is just BS cinema for YouTube but in real life these guys are coward. These guys will not come to defend the West. They are capable of doing it but will not come to save Western civilization. Like I said you lost the West. Nobody will come to the rescue of the West. Capable people will relocate somewhere else.

  48. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:21 am 

    I told you, you lost the West, I am an example of that. Whites men are not coming to defend of save the West. You lost the West and the power center of the world will move into Asia. You wait too long. I suspected that you were desperate when you contacted me.

  49. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:24 am 

    How come these guys are not coming to the rescue of the West. Either they are faked or rebilling against the West as I predicted. You lost the West. Nobody wants to die for the Western civilisations. I understand them.

  50. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:27 am 

    I was right the West is completely fucked and no Whites men will die or get injured to save the West. You need to find other slaves to start and fight in a civil war.

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