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

  1. Trop caves on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 12:57 pm 

    Je pense encore que seulement une petite quantité de personnes à haut potentiel vont pouvoir quitter la terre. Le reste sera exécuter. Vous êtes trop caves pour être gardé en vie.

  2. Je ne sais pas on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:04 pm 

    Votre électroniques c’est de la grosse marde. Une resistance c’est juste une composante faite pour transformer de l’énergie électrique en perte de chaleur. La chaleur c’est de la perte d’énergie. Tu peux avoir a quel point dieu vous déteste en regardant comment les technologies terrestres fonctionnent. Je ne sais pas ce que vous avez fait a Dieu pour qu’il vous en veule autant que cela,

  3. djdue on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:10 pm 

    Je ne parlerai même pas des échanges thermiques et de l’utilisant de la chaleur pour transformer les ressources naturelles. Dieu vous déteste vraiment. C’est de la haine à l’étai pur qu’il a pour les habitants de la terre. Je comprends Dieu de vous détester à ce point là. Je vous détester autant que lui, si c’est pas plus. C’est de la haine a l’état pure.

  4. dkdie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:12 pm 

    Vous avez du vraiment faire chier Dieu pour qu’il vous déteste a ce point la.

  5. unforgivable on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:44 pm 

    If you are here on earth it is because you did something that GOD consider unforgivable. I don’t what it is but he really hates you all. Go study engineering you will see pur hatred for all of you.

  6. the final outcome is coming on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:50 pm 

    Trying to kill earth population to keep earth reality going a little bit longer will not change the final outcome: you death.

  7. comedy sucks on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 1:56 pm 

    Some people had a look into earth music. They find out that it lack originality and is really repetitive. You are just fucking losers.

    You fucking Jewish humor is about insulting and making fun of other people Go look at bill mayer, Johs Steward, you are just really pathetic beings..

  8. ddkie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:07 pm 

    I am not going to talk about your maths and physics that is full of flaw and discontinuity.

  9. ddee on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:11 pm 

    If I remember correctly, there was a math video on YouTube where someone what able to prove that 2=0 using standard algebra and complex number. Your fucking maths sucks. fuck I hate this planet and people living on it.

  10. ddeiei on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:14 pm 

    If I remember correctly, there was a math video on YouTube where someone what able to prove that 2=0 using standard algebra and complex number. Your fucking maths sucks. fuck I hate this planet and people living on it.

    There is too much discontinuities on the maths used on earth.

  11. didei on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:31 pm 

    Your fucking statistical math is plain garbage. It has been created to manipulate.

  12. fuck marketing on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:48 pm 

    Your fucking marketing sciences should be renamed sciences of manipulations, lies and deceptions. The marketing science should be abolished right away, as it completely amoral.

    See EV car debacle for a good example of what marketing science really are.

  13. ddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 2:57 pm 

    Your fucking political sciences should be renamed how to manipulate a big group of people into submission by lying, deceiving and manipulating, Political s’encages should also be abolished same as marketing

  14. unrelialbe on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 3:03 pm 

    The fucking weather model. I looked into it. It is just a combination of conservation of mass, mix with fluid mechanic and heat exchange equations. It is the same BS we used into mechanical engineering. Nothing to be impressed about. You come up with a bunch of equation that are barely solvable, this is why weather prediction are unreliable.

  15. dkdie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 3:08 pm 

    I could go on and on and on. See EV car debacle. Political sciences mix with marketing sciences mix with poor electrical engineering models. Same BS is currently going on with AI.

  16. ddieie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 4:28 pm 

    I just finished watching porn. I search for femdom pegging. Wow, the dominatrix clothing are so perfect it looks fake. I dont know what to make of this. They have more imagination that I have in the area.

  17. dde on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 4:35 pm 

    It leaves you with an uncomfortable feeling when watching certain porn categories.

  18. ddd on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 4:52 pm 

    I was really surprised by the number of femdom pegging video. I was expecting a small selection, this shit was endless. They all had different clothing, green dildo, pink clothing,

  19. dddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 4:57 pm 

    I have only access to small sample because I don’t have a subscription. I don’t have access to the full length movie. Maybe I should get a subscription just to see.

  20. ddeie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 5:18 pm 

    I don’t know what to think of it. The best stuff required a subscription.

  21. ddde on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 5:20 pm 

    I cannot figure out, how this website make money;


  22. dddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 5:22 pm 

    You want to see fuck up shit


  23. dde on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 5:29 pm 

    I told you remove all the firearms laws, including license. You might see things change in weird ways.

  24. ddee on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 6:10 pm 

    Someone from the invisible world wants to know what will happen to earth calculators. I believe that earth calculators are locked and cannot be modified with YouTube videos.

    I see no evidences in my personal life that earth calculators are affected in any forms.

    Earth calculators will kill everyone on earth. I still believe that you are running on a tight schedule and eventually everyone on earth will die.

  25. didie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 6:21 pm 

    Earth calculators are don’t run with the same set of mathematical equation that we have here on earth in the engineering books. The maths and engineering we have on earth is just a crude and unrealistic representation of earth calculators,

    We don’t know what earth calculators mathematic équation really are. It is much more complex and they probably have real maths without discontinuity.

  26. ddeiek on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 6:27 pm 

    I believe that earth calculator does not use zero. Zero is a human invention and causes of lot of discontinuity in maths and solving complex equations.

  27. ddeie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 6:30 pm 

    For example 1 divided per 0 is not defined. This is called a mathematical discontinuity. Earth maths are garbage also, like everything else on earth.

  28. addie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 7:42 pm 

    Earth is running out of mining natural resources. They are using plastic as substitute everywhere they can.

    Plastic plumbing would have been reject 20 year ago as another scam.

    Earth conservation of mass will give me your cadavers. Conservation of mass algorithm know exactly how much oil is left.

  29. adiei on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 7:52 pm 

    Class action law suit over plastic plumbing.

    I will get your fucking cadavers

  30. You don'rt with what you are dealing with here on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 7:54 pm 

    I have friends outside of earth that are much more powerful than the most powerful people on earth.

  31. didkei on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 8:18 pm 

    ONly the people that will leave earth will live. That how it is.

  32. ddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 8:31 pm 

    I want you dead, but at least I have the balls to tell you, unlike the so called elites that have been lying to you since forever.

  33. ddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 8:57 pm 

    I fucking hate plastic.

    Plastic plumbing is a fucking joke.

  34. adlo on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 9:26 pm 

    I have so many of these videos on my YouTube page.

    Plastic box melting.

  35. itis gross on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:14 pm 

    Let’s talk about cat and dog asshole location. Have you noticed how proud both are to show to the world their asshole. Each time they sit, on something, they rub their asshole on whatever they are sit on. It is fucking disgusting.

    What about insects that are supposed to be cold blooded. How come they don’t die during the winter. How come they reappear every spring out of nowhere. So much fascination about shit on this earth.

  36. adie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:17 pm 

    I could go on and on, about this BS earth. Look at it, and you will see the hatred of GOD for the population of earth. See comment above.

  37. eee on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:20 pm 

    Remove all the firearms and handgun law including license. You might see chaos like you never seen it before.

  38. manipulate on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:24 pm 

    Do you know why they like bipartisan legislation. It is a way to manipulate and push the discourse in a specific direction. It is a manipulate trick basically.

  39. ddie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:28 pm 

    When they say women voices and minorities voices are important, it is also a way to manipulate the outcome in a specific direction.

  40. didie on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 10:30 pm 

    Language is tool made to manipulate people same as emotions.

  41. so much bullshit on Tue, 27th Feb 2024 11:22 pm 

    Never did that, and I never had a leak of my life. You have so many loser with dump ass advices on the web. On top of that I used brake nuts from aliepress and not one nut failed on me.

  42. moer bor on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 12:44 am 

    You forget the borax. You need borax to put on your heated rod. You need a two flames torch for such a big piece of metal

  43. dee on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 1:45 am 

    You want to know who has destroyed the US: globalist: UK, Europe and Israel. Europe is probably one of the biggest backer of globalism

  44. adkdie on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 3:37 am 

    This is interesting.

    Maybe 4 years ago, I was at the grocery store. I just parked my car and I was getting out of my car. Walking toward the store, there were a guy looking at me. While looking at me, he puts his long tongue out and lick a cigarette paper. I stopped and look at him and made some movements with my arms, he looked down to avoid conflict. I came back home so scared that I made myself two chest knifes harness. I never leave home without my harness, except in the summer when it is really hot. Somehow, I did not think much of it and I thought I had seen some kind of illusions.

    I have seen in the last 4 year what I would called fake cars, fake white cats, fake White pickup truck.

  45. adie on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 3:40 am 

    He is talking about sex in the video. Well I gave you some links of porn video I found on porn sites. I have talk about porn and sex often here.

  46. dde on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 3:42 am 

    I might have seen another during COVID mandat at the car repair shop. He was smaller. I never talked about these. I just don’t care enough to talk about these things. Somehow I just don’t care and I am not really afraid.

  47. ddde on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 3:47 am 

    For some reasons, I don’t care. I even don’t want to know what they look like. I just don’t care. This is why I have not talked about, I don’t care that much. I just want to be left alone.

  48. ded on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 4:35 am 

    Her clothing. Personally I think it is pretty but it looks fake

  49. deee on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 4:47 am 

    Female clothing is really nice. but it looks fake.

  50. Mes legs hurt again on Wed, 28th Feb 2024 10:44 am 

    Foreign affaire sciences should be rename how to how manipulate other nations using lies. deception and manipulation. It is a science invented by the Jews that love conflicts and domination over other people. The foreign affairs show how much the Jews should be avoided and kick out of any nations. Foreign affaires sciences should also be abolished.

    Foreign affair are just there to hide your real intention that is the domination of the world

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