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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 Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:35 am 

    You really fucked. Nobody will come to the rescue of the West. Swedish Whites men are not stupid enough to go die for a nation that hates them.

  2. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:46 am 

    This guy is making fun of the US gun culture. You see the video below, this is a guy telling you that he is not coming save the west. This guy below will not die for the West same as me. You lost the West, the Jews fuck your nation good.

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

    You are going to be very lucky if you can rebuild the Baltimore bridge.

  4. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:07 am 

    The guy is telling UK to go fuck itself. He is telling you that he will not die for a nation that hates him. The web is full of these type of videos. I you the West.

  5. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:12 am 

    There is no way you will be able to manipulate Whites men into starting a civil war to kill the invaders on the behalf of the elites. You can call us racists, antisemite, Whites supremacist, women haters, you will not manipulate Whites men into starting a civil war to kill immigrant on your behalf.

    You lost the West, deal with it.

  6. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:24 am 

    This is an American making fun of the US guns culture. He is telling you that as a White men, he will not go die or being permanently injured for a nation that hates him because he is White. I have a ton of these videos. You lost the West.

  7. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:06 am 

    In theory this is how the US could start to decouple from international supply chain and globalism. You never remove the Baltimore bridge. If you are lucking, this could bring back some manufacturing or allow some small compagnies to grow bigger as a way to bring back manufacturing. I would never remove the bridge if I was charge and would hope that small businesses pick up the slack.

  8. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:12 am 

    There is no advantages to be part of globalism. Globalism is managed by mentally retarded people such as Jews, UK and Europeans. You want nothing to do with these 3 nations.

  9. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:20 am 

    There is no easy way to decouple from globalism. The collapse of the Baltimore bridge could be a blessing in disguise. Maybe this will force an internal restructuration of the UD manufacturing and give a chance to small businesses to grow and start producing more diverse goods in the US instead of importing everything. You will have to take some pain one way or another if you want to get out of globalism. Might as well use the collapse of the Baltimore bridge as a hope to start a manufacturing renaissance.

  10. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:23 am 

    This could be the moment to giving financing to small businesses so they can expand and start producing a variety of goods. This could be money well spend.

  11. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:27 am 

    You could call that: Loans to small businesses to help stop the shortage of goods causes by the collapse of the Baltimore bridge.

  12. dde on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:29 am 

    You could call that: Patriotic loans to small businesses to help stop the shortage of goods causes by the collapse of the Baltimore bridge.

  13. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:32 am 

    You could also use that opportunity to restructure the military industrial complex by giving them :Patriotic loans to help stop the shortage of goods caused by the collapse of the Baltimore bridge.

    So you can start transitioning the military industrial complex into some kind of manufacturing hub.

  14. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:38 am 

    Things like clothing, shoes, boots needs to come back to the US. Tools making needs to come back to the US also.

  15. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:46 am 

    Deep south is already producing cotton. Could use their cotton to make clothing. Fastest we get out of globalism the best it is.

  16. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:58 am 

    From a strategic point of view, you should consider the Jews, Israel, UK and Europeans as your ennemis as they will try to sabotage you because you want to remove yourself from globalism. Limit information sharing with them and China.

  17. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:02 am 

    Send someone of confident to take over the foreign affair department and muzzle them. Fire all the traitors if needed to avoid any leak of informations.

  18. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:09 am 

    Terminate all consultation contract related to foreign affairs with Council of foreign affairs and other consulting agencies. These are traitors and not working in your best interest.

  19. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:13 am 

    I mean the Council on Foreign Relations. Arrest the member of the Bilderberg group, Trilateral Commission and Atlantic council and other similar groups and charge them with treason and kill them.

  20. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:48 am 

    Ask the NSA to monitor and store every email, phone call, internet activities of members of the Bilderberg group, Trilateral Commission, Atlantic council, Council on Foreign Relations and any other similar organisations.

  21. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:51 am 

    Ask the NSA to monitor and store every email, phone call, internet activities of all the employees of the foreign affairs department, including their private email and browser activities.

  22. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 4:43 am 

    These are just suggestions. Don’t take this as me wanted to become the King of North America. It will never happen. Planet earth won’t last long if this shit does not stop. See video below.

  23. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 4:49 am 

    It pretty obvious GOD is about to kill everyone on earth. After all this is what I want also. Hair style.

  24. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:35 am 

    I forget the fucking Jews. You will task the NSA to monitor and save any email, phone call, and internet activities including personal activities of any Jewish organisations operating on US soil.

  25. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:39 am 

    I forget the fucking double citizenship politicians . You will task the NSA to monitor and save any email, phone call, and internet activities including personal activities of any US politicians that have a Jewish citizenship. Either you work for America of you don’t. We will deal with these traitors later on.

  26. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:43 am 

    There is no reason as to why Japan should flood the American cars market with their vehicles. This will need to be addressed.

  27. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:46 am 

    Japanese cars are no better then American cars. I owned Japanese cars in past and worked on them. There is no reasons as to why they should flood the US with their cars by devaluating their currency.

  28. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:51 am 

    There is no reason as to why we should accept the dismantlement of our car industries just because Japan is devaluing its currency to be competitive.

  29. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:55 am 

    If we need cheap labour Mexican coud do the jobs. No need to use the cheap labour of Japan when you can use the cheap labour from Mexico.

  30. eeed on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 11:59 am 

    There is no reason as to why Japanese should act as a parasite on the back of the US.

  31. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:24 pm 

    Anyway earth is my simulation. According to the medical associations of the world, it is not worthy to investigate why people have longer necks. It means it is not real. So let’s run this show my way and only my way since I am the only real human here on earth.

  32. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:50 pm 

    This is my simulation otherwise the medical associations of the world would have said something about people long necks, face moves forward, funny ears and lizards hands. They have not spoken one word about all of these physical body changes we see all around us. It means that I kill who I want and how I want. I can set the whole EPA building in fire with all the employees inside and I will not kill anyone. If it is my earth, I will use it for my personal entertainment.

    Well having the whole earth belong to me is kind of nice. I can try different things.

  33. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 12:58 pm 

    Since this is my simulation we will test a new concept. What form of world governance is better: nationalism or globalism. Is nationalism superior as a form of world governance or a one world government is superior.

  34. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:04 pm 

    We are also going to test if governing a nation is better done using a King, instead of democracy. We will test governance by a King versus democracy governance and see which system is better.

  35. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:23 pm 

    Yes I am proposing that we change the concept of time in the new simulation. According the medical associations of the world there no such thing as long necks and funny ears. According to them nothing special happen in the last 4 years. Ok I am fine with it. I will us this simulation as a way to test news concepts.

  36. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:29 pm 

    Someone wants to know how do I plan on resetting the time clock of earth. I will have to think about it. It is a work in progress, it depends on my body update and the upgrades I demanded.

  37. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:32 pm 

    Of course bitch, I prefer that we kill everyone on earth. Emptiness help me create. Don’t forget that I like guns and I will need them for entertainment.

  38. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:35 pm 

    My first option is and always will be that we kill everyone on earth and I keep earth for myself alone. This is where I will be the most creative.

    The voice in my head said it will be done, if it is what I want. Do it bitch.

  39. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:39 pm 

    My first option is always revenge for stealing my right to carry an handgun on me without a license. Ideally I want revenge against earth for that and their cadavers delivered to me.

    I just put some of my thoughts here. Ideally I want retaliation for Canada handguns laws and their cadavers for my personal musing. I also want a good sewing machine to do myself nice handgun chest hardness.

  40. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:43 pm 

    Retaliation against Québec and Canada for their restrictives handguns laws is what I really want. I am not really interested at managing a nation. I want total emptiness. The voice said it will be done. Good do it, give me their cadavers.

  41. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:46 pm 

    Managing a nation is not something I want to do. I am just trolling these dump cock suckers that are stupid enough to read my comments.

    The voice said, how do you plan on improving chemistry. You know I told you some of my ideas.

  42. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:49 pm 

    Before we engage in any creative activity, what I want is retaliation against Québec and Canada for their restrictive handguns laws. After the relation period, we could talk about my ideas. Now I want their cadavers.

  43. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:55 pm 

    Yes by magnetic fields, electrical functions. I think that it is already done right now.

    Fucking cock suckers, you cross one of my red line when you took my handguns away from me. There will retaliation for that.

  44. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 1:58 pm 

    You have no idea how creative I will be in an environnement of total emptiness. First retaliation against Québec and Canada.

  45. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:12 pm 

    I need upgrades such an infinite memory with direct access and a lot of others upgrades. You are working on it.

  46. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:14 pm 

    No, I want my digestive system removed.

  47. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:36 pm 

    I cannot figure out if he means what he is saying because he is heavily mentally retarded, or it is some kind of sarcastic joke. This is what happen when you are surrounded with mentally ill people. See 3:21.

  48. eee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:55 pm 

    Heavy mentally retardation can be mistaken for intelligence. You cannot understand what they are saying because they are mentally sick, so you assume that they are intelligent and that you are stupid. It is why a population made of retarded people will ruin everything. You absolutely need a high IQ population to be able to build something in a long term schedule. See 3:21.

  49. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 2:58 pm 

    If people need to be governed, it means that they are stupid. People that don’t want to governed means that you have an high IQ populations. If you need to make all kind of stupid laws like restrictive handguns laws, it means you have a population of retarded people that is not good for anything. Retarded people want to be governed.

  50. ee on Thu, 28th Mar 2024 3:16 pm 

    The only way to remove mentally retarded people is to kill them. They will never leave on their own, they love to be governed and being take care of. They need the company of other people to function. This is why eventually you have to kill them. Look the medical establishments, are they traitors or simply heavily mentally retarded. Not one doctor around the world is talking about the long neck. Maybe they are all mentally sick.

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