Food can often be the main source of most diseases, but with its help you can also get rid of many health problems. To ensure healthy nutrition, we must take into account the biological needs of the body, not dependent on our will. However, very often the choice of food is based on our preferences and the influence of the culture in which we grew up, and this essay will discuss the cultural significance of the bread for dead (pan de muerto) and the reasons for this
Agriculture is currently the largest user of water at the global level. The food production and supply chain accounts for about 30% of total global energy consumption. Rice and wheat are the staple food in South Asia. It is about 50% of dietary energy comes from these two crops. However, these crops need about 1000 tonnes of water to produce 1 tonne of grain (Brown,
During the pre British era Forests were highly significant for Indian society as more than 100 million people are actually forest dwellers and another 275 million people are dependent on them for their livelihood and means of survival (Lynch, 1992 as quoted in 1997). The local and tribal people were more dependent on forest not only because it provided them food, fodder, medicine and fuel but also their culture and religious life revolved around the forest. It is evident from the fact that today, at different parts of India especially areas under tribal inhabitant has immense respect and love for forest
There is a world famous proverb, although an inevitable quote to be considered in today’s scenario “Let food be the medicine and let medicine be the food.” Every individual requires healthy food in order to survive, attain good health and to remain healthy and fit. The eating habits of a person are determined on the basis of certain factors which include the geographical location of the region in which he/she resides, also, the climate, culture, tradition, etc. play a vital role in the mentioned process. Food Production has made a remarkable consistent increase as compared to population, and scientific researches and theories have provided relevance in relation to this. Beside this fact, hunger remains persistent in various regions of the world.
India is the second largest producer of wheat and rice, the world's major food staples. Now a day’s farmers are facing severe problems as they are less aware of the market price for the crops produced by them. It also includes analyzing weather report, fertilizer cost, about the crops, advices on crops, latest news, updates etc. Farmers were in the clutches of the middlemen and the system benefited neither the farmers nor the consumers. In fiscal year ending June 2011, with a normal monsoon season, Indian agriculture accomplished an all-time record production of 85.9 million tons of wheat, a 6.4 % increase from a year earlier.
These are needed for growth and development from childhood to entire life cycle for maintenance of body functions (Aguilera and Stanley, 1999). Food, water and oxygen are life-sustaining substance essential to human life. Nutrients are nourishing substances in food. These are needed for growth and development from childhood to entire life cycle for maintenance of body functions (Krishnaswamy and Sesikeran, 2010, p 1f). 2.1.1 Chemical composition of human body The chemical composition of human body is exactly the ads that human eats every day, but none of the single food can supply all nutrients, the body needs.
1 Introduction It is truly undeniable that in this age of science and technology, much like oxygen that our bodies are dependent on, we can never live without food. Food is not simply just a fuel to nourish our bodies to keep it functioning; it exists as the main source of livelihood for mankind. It is not a mere exaggeration to say that the backbone of such a livelihood is a country’s agricultural production. Agriculture, across the world, has been indispensable in the production of food crops which helps to ensure population growth, diversification and development of complex cities, etc. Hence, when it boils down to the two technologies, cloning and genetic modification, it has been a polarizing debate of which is better suited for agriculture.
Agriculture is breeding and rearing of animals, plants, microbes such as fungi and algae for biofuels, food, herbs, drugs and other industrial products. Agriculture is a key aspect of human civilization right from the beginning of Indus Valley civilization to till date. Its development has been greatly affected by changing cultures, climates and technology developments. Agriculture sector are expected to produce food for 9.1 Billion people in 2050 and 10 Billion people by the end of century(Branca et al., 2011) .Modern sciences such as agriculture and industrial biotechnology, agronomy, plant breeding, horticulture and biochemicals like pesticides, insecticides etc are sharply increasing the yield of crop also simultaneously having adverse
Improvement of the country's food supply is designed to provide the following key results: the development of agricultural production; providing employment to rural population who are involved in the production of agricultural products; socio-economic development of rural areas; meeting the needs of the population in food (as required under the rules of rational consumption); enhancing food security. Abstract. The concept of food security is studied, and its main characteristics are summarized. It is proved that food supply should be seen both as a process and as a system. This concept involves supporting goals, objectives, main directions of development, and sources of financing, structure of organizational and economic mechanism and effectiveness of the proposed measures.
Food is a basic human need. Foods supply nutrients, which is a prerequisite for healthy life and living. A proper diet is essential for growth, development and to maintain of healthy and active life. Food consumption depends upon availability of food items either through production or import according to demand and availability of resources and needs. A part from supplying nutrients foods provide a host of other components which have a positive impact on health and a delineation may bring forth many diseases either short term or long term.