Headline September 23, 2017/ ''' SHAME -*FOOD*- STARE '''

''' SHAME -*FOOD*- STARE '''

ONE TUESDAY LAST : Rush Limbaugh accused weather scientists of inventing Irma's threat for political and financial reasons:

''There is a desire to advance this climate change agenda, and hurricanes are one of the fastest and best ways to do it.'' he declared, adding that-

''Fear & Panic'' help sell batteries, bottled water, and TV advertising. He evacuated his Palm Beach mansion soon afterward.

That's how the world works on : Conspiracies, Corruption, Waste and Climate, to be very sure. 

''It's not just Rush Limbaugh : know-nothings are running America,'' writes Paul Krugman. 

A study conducted by  India Times  in August  2017 further raises many eyebrows the world over : India wastes 67 million tonnes of food every single year, enough to feed................

*The entire population of Egypt for one full, full year*..

IN INDIA: CHICKEN AND EGGS -producing hens must be shell shocked when 5 million, yea, five million eggs crack or corrode only for lack of cold storage.

Columbia University's Dr. Denning refers to this situation as ''Indian Enigma''. Recent high growth rate has made little impact on high-hunger numbers.

Indian Enigma is entirely different from VS Naipaul's 1987 narrations in The Enigma of Arrival.

On Indian economy Professor Denning notes that underneath the head scratching lies is a web of complex issues ranging from stalled rural development to cultural factors.

*Both Denning and Naipaul deride vast open defecation of India*.

Denning's study is more insightful, he has malnutrition includes both under nutrition and over-nutrition occurring simultaneously among developing countries.    

Foreign Policy [2015] further alerts:

''What is so alarming is how rapidly this double burden of malnutrition, with continuing under-nutrition at one end, and accompanying skyrocketing rates of over-nutrition and obesity at the other, is occurring in poor countries.  

In India only 10% food has cold storage facilities, 

With better cold storage facilities, improvement of roads and transport means and by creating a robust awareness among masses, means food losses can be controlled in this whole region.

This region is to witness hottest temperature in the years to come according to UNEP.

FRANCE has set an exemplary standard :

It has passed a unanimous law that binds supermarkets to either dish out unsold food to charity or to dispatch it to the farmers for using it as feed and fertilizers for the budding crops.

IN CANADA a similar practice goes on where institutions collect unused food from retailers, manufacturers, restaurants and and caterers for sending to the charity houses.

Among South Asian economies, Bangladesh is performing better on food waste reduction with mass public awareness.

On GHI in 2012 it went two steps up in the ranking from 70 to 68; though the status could not be sustained later. 

The Economic Times suggests that India's population may reach 1.45 billion by 2028 similar to China's 1.7 billion by 2050. Food loss and waste assume a critical action item for India. 

Compared with its neighbours on GHI it is at 97, significantly worse than Nepal [72], Siri Lanka [84], Bangladesh [90]  and China's 29.

The data for 2016 were were compiled in October, covering 118 developing countries.

India has made a downward slide, from its  76th position  in 1992 to  97 in 2016.

India is slightly up than Afghanistan and Pakistan, however, all are bracketed in the same serious category.

UN cautions [2017]  ''given the limited availability of natural resources, it is more effective to reduce food losses than increase food production in order to feed a  growing world population.''

The more food production more carbon emissions, the more hazards to the survival of humanity.

India's The Pioneer [2017]  explains distressing increase in food wastage that is producing nearly   3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Particularly the wastage of rice-

And serious ramifications for the environment as decaying rice emits methane, an intoxicating global warming gas.

Similar warning comes from the  World Economic Forum [2017] that assigns food shortages one of the greatest risks to global stability over next decade.

Current collective world food production can twice feed world's total population but ironically food wastage is behind the billions of people who are malnourished.

Faulkner chose the experience of pain, yet we did otherwise, so otherwise the end products are.

LEE KUAN YEW in his  South Asian Leaders and Legends mourns over the Apathy we witness even today.

The World Students Society thanks researcher and writer Zafar Haider, alumnus/ Potsdam Centre for Public Management and of Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the World, and then the entire world.

See Ya all on !WOW!  -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' The Landscape '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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