Food

Govt push for taming food inflation

Last week, the federal cabinet took notice of the increasing food prices, a major source of surging inflationary pressures in the economy. It ordered (administrative) steps for controlling prices of essential food items and devise a strategy to curb inflation. The cabinet also decided to activate the provincial price control committees and deal strictly with […]

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Food waste and its consequences

AN estimated 36 million tonnes of food is wasted in Pakistan every year. This is equivalent to every citizen of Karachi, Lahore and Hyderabad tossing out entire lunches and dinners every day. According to a report, 40 per cent of food in Pakistan is wasted. This includes food loss during the supply chain (production, post-harvest

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