Food Fortification: Benefits and associated risks

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Food Security; Technology Missions   Source: ET  Context: According to a UN report, India’s pilot studies on rice fortification showed a significant drop in the prevalence of anaemia among schoolchildren.   Food Fortification:  Meaning: It is defined as the practice of adding vitamins and minerals to commonly consumed foods during processing …

Report alleges conflict of interest behind India’s fortified food programme

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Food Security; Technology Missions   Source: DTE  Context: The public food fortification programme under India’s food safety regulator (FSSAI) has come under scanner after a report alleged conflicts of interest behind it.   Background: The mandates of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Food Fortification Resource …

The policymakers are adapting food security programmes to the malnutrition storm brought forth by the pandemic, but it is also crucial to consider the ‘hidden hunger’ aspect ofs it. Discuss.

Topic : Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 3. The policymakers are adapting food security programmes to the malnutrition storm brought forth by the pandemic, but it is also crucial to consider the ‘hidden hunger’ aspect ofs it. Discuss. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy. Reference: Live Mint , vikaspedia.in Why the question: Covid-19 has brought with …

Rice fortification plan to tackle malnutrition

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.    Rice fortification  Context:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the fortification of rice distributed under various government schemes, including the Public Distribution System (PDS) and mid-day meals in schools, by 2024.  …

Experts warn against mandatory food fortification

  GS Paper  :  3 Topics Covered: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.   Context: Experts have warned of the adverse impacts on health and livelihoods because of Food Fortification.   What’s the issue? Centre has plans to mandatorily fortify rice and edible oils …