Diet soda leaves people with increased food cravings: study

SAN FRANCISCO: A study published has revealed that diet soda leaves people with increased levels of food cravings. Recently, a study conducted by ‘Jama Network Open’ a medical journal published in America, has revealed that the drinks made with sucralose

Two billion people facing food shortage: UN report

 Transforming agri-food systems to make them more efficient, inclusive and sustainable is key to prevent food loss and waste from continuing to undermine efforts to eradicate hunger, improve nutrition and reduce the strain on natural resources and the environment. This

Rising food prices

The government has increased the price of petrol by Rs5.40 per litre, reaching the highest level in the history of the country. The claims of providing relief to the masses will be pushed aside as the prices of essential commodities

Global food prices

According to a UN report, global food prices have surged by the biggest margin in nearly a decade, heightening fears that the inflation initially stoked by pandemic disruption was accelerating. A United Nations assessment of world food costs climbed for

Cabinet approves centralized database for basic food items

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet approved the establishment of a Centralized Database to ensure timely decisions about basic food items in the country. The meeting took the decision to ensure demand and supply, assessment of prices, transportation and further strengthening of

Rice exports decrease 4.26 percent in fiscal year

ISLAMABAD: Different food commodities worth $2.854 billion were exported during first eight months of current financial year as compared the exports of $3.032 billion of same period of last year. During the period from July-February 2020-21, food exports witnessed a

Nearly a fifth of all food reaching consumers is wasted: UN

NEW YORK: Seventeen percent of the food available to consumers worldwide in 2019 – almost one billion tonnes – was thrown away by households, retailers, institutions and the hospitality industry, far more than previously suspected, the UN said. “The scale

World food price index rises for seventh month in Dec: FAO

NEW YORK: World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month in December, led by dairy products and vegetable oils, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 107.5 points in

10 fun food facts that will blow your mind

Food facts are something one really think about when eating a favorite meal. Food can either be a nutritious meal or a guilty pleasure. We all have our weaknesses when it comes to what we like to eat. Few listed

UN designates 2021 as International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

NEW YORK: The United Nations is marking 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV), highlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste. In

Top 10 Foods That Became Popular In 2020

We live in a country that is home to great food. From a combination of fruit and bread to something cheesy in the main course and dessert as well,  there are few new trends that pop up during 2020, a

Pakistan is wheat secure till next harvest: Food Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFSR) stated that Pakistan is wheat secure till the next harvest and claims of excessive shortage are fallacious. It stated that 4.883 million metric tons (MMT) wheat is available with the public

Food price hike

The federal government has failed to check the prices of essential commodities and its mandate is limited to merely finding the reasons for the surge in prices and urging provinces to control inflation. After witnessing a double-digit increase in prices

Right to water, food, shelter

In a hadith, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) stated, “There is no right that the son of Adam is more entitled to other than these (four) rights: A home to live in, a garment to cover his nakedness, a piece

SPI weekly inflation increases 0.37% in September

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) based weekly inflation for the week ending on 10th September witnessed an increase of 0.37 percent. According to the latest data of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the SPI for the combined consumption

Pakistan exported rice worth $2.5 billion last year: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR) Syed Fakhar Imam has said the quality of Pakistan’s rice is acceptable globally. The minister was attending a webinar on Sustainable Rice Production for Boosting Rice Export of Pakistan. He

Family hospitalised after consuming lizard-infested food

RAWALPINDI: A cooked lizard was recovered from breakfast from the Musa Alvi refreshments in Pattoki. Akram, a resident of Ahmednagar, returned home in the morning and bought halwa puri for his family. After breakfast, the health of Akram, his wife,

World on brink of ‘hunger pandemic’: UN food agency chief

NEW YORK: The United Nations food agency has warned the world is also “on the brink of a hunger pandemic”  as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic that could lead to “multiple famines of biblical proportions” within a few months

Leonardo DiCaprio helps launch $12 million coronavirus relief food fund

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch a donation drive which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The America Food Fund has said that the funds will be aimed to help low-income

Food shortages amid lockdown

While the prime minister continues to face the heat over not implementing a nationwide lockdown, the government has tightened some restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis as the number of cases keeps rising across the country. As several parts of the

Food ministry decides to declare emergency over locusts attack

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research said on Thursday that it has basically decided to declare a national emergency over locusts attack in parts of the country and a review summary also sent to the Federal cabinet

Rising food prices

The common man is most affected by a rise in food prices and other basic necessities. Rising food prices has a devastating effect on poor households making it difficult for vulnerable segments of society to afford two square meals a

Karachi Eat food festival set to commence tomorrow

The biggest and most anticipated food festival of the year, Karachi Eat, is being held bring food lovers from across the city together. Karach Eat 2020 will kick off from tomorrow Friday, January 10 and will continue for three days

Ali Zaidi visits shelter home at Port Qasim in Karachi

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Monday has visited Panahgah in Port Qasim and provided shelter and food during record-breaking cold weather in Karachi. Taking to social media, the federal ministry for maritime affairs informed about

PM assures no one will be left without shelter in winters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure that no person is left out without shelter in the prevailing extremely cold weather conditions. In a tweet, he said the administrations of

7 Foods That Naturally Cleanse Liver

KARACHI: The liver is the organ that filters, processes, and breaks down what passes through your body. The liver plays an important role in the body. While it largely takes care of itself, a person can help maintain liver health

Rising hunger and obesity

The world observed World Food Day on October 16 with a call for bolder and faster action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all. However, collective action is required to tackle an enormous challenge such as

Soup Kitchens for the poor

Any criticism of the Ehsas Langar scheme recently inaugurated by the prime minister is unwarranted and completely uncalled for. Soup kitchens provide a much-needed service to the homeless, the hungry, the destitute and low-income families.  They are not a novel

Vegetarians have a higher risk of stroke, UK based study

LONDON: The vegetarians or vegans may have lower chances for heart disease but have higher chances of having a stroke, compared to nonvegetarians, a large UK study suggests. Epidemiologists have followed 48,188 middle-aged adults without any history of heart conditions

No more unhealthy food, says Misbah to team

KARACHI: Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has told players that unhealthy food would be no longer served on the menu. The decision was taken in order to make the players maintain their fitness. A spokesperson for the catering company which prepares meals