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

Phytosanitary certificates for exported fruits, vegetables increased

KARACHI: The Federal Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) has recently enhanced the fee for issuance of Phyto-certificate exorbitantly for the exports consignments. A sudden increase in fee by approximately 800 % for the issuance of Phyto-certificate has

Diet rich in fruits, vegetables may boost heart health: Study

PARIS: A new study has revealed that consuming a diet fertile in high fibre and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables improves the heart’s health.  It has been proven that oily foods, junk food, and trans-fats could take a toll on your

Skyrocketing grocery prices

The price of vegetables and other staples consumed commonly in households have skyrocketed recently, making them out of reach for the common man. This has further burdened ordinary citizens facing the effects of the adverse economic situation. Consumers were in