‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls, say UN agencies

Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday, November 2.

Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death: UN agency

The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday, November 1.

Those who produce food are among world’s hungriest: UN rights expert

Agricultural workers have the hardest time accessing food for themselves, and are often excluded from national labour and social protection frameworks, a United Nations independent …

Chef Vishnu Manohar

Chef Vishnu Manohar makes 3,000 kg khichdi in single utensil for World Food Day

India-based Chef Vishnu Manohar managed to spread awareness about World Food Day recently when he cooked 3,000 kg of khichdi in a single utensil.

What is World Food Day? What is the theme this year?

As the world continues to stare at an impending large-scale food shortage, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) is back …

Indian woman immolates herself after husband complains of bland food?

A woman from the Uttar Pradesh state of India reportedly immolated herself recently after being told she had prepared bland food.

Critical food programmes in North Korea can’t wait for ‘diplomatic progress’: UN food agency

North Korea’s humanitarian situation remains dire, with widespread chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has warned, urging greater and …

Virat Kohli gives up meat: What is veganism?

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian national cricket team in all formats and one of the most exciting cricketers around, has reportedly turned vegan. …

Hunger reached ‘alarming’ 10-year high in 2017, according to latest UN report

With food deprivation on the rise due to conflict and climate change, more people went hungry in 2017 than at any time in the previous …