Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: sugar

How an accident of geography and history created a people with a bad case of sweet tooth

In ‘Sugar: The Silent Killer,’ Damyanti Datta attempts to understand the hold of sugar in India and demystify the way we eat.

Food and drinks are getting sweeter. Even if it’s not all sugar, it can cause diabetes

There's a double standard in the sweetening of the food supply, with manufacturers providing less sweet, 'healthier' products in richer countries.

Indian sugar exports could see a dent over supply-chain chaos

Availability of railway wagons is scarce due to demand from other critical sectors such as coal. Traders are also facing high diesel prices & limited availability of storage at some ports.

India loses WTO dispute on sugar-export subsidies

India’s policies were inconsistent with WTO rules that govern the levels at which nations can subsidise domestic agricultural production, said the official trade body statement.

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.

Sri Lanka’s sugar prices at record high, opposition alleges it’s a govt ‘scam’

Sugar in Sri Lanka is currently being sold at over Sri Lankan Rs 200 per kg, up from Rs 130 per kg last October. Rajapaksa govt is importing more to stabilise prices, besides slashing import tax.

The bitter truth: Cut sugar in packaged foods & beverages, save lives, new study says

20% less sugar in packed food and 40% less sugar in beverages can prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events in the US, which is a major cause of death in the country.

3rd Covid wave fears should make Indians cut down on sugar, salt and alcohol

A single food or supplement won't boost your immunity overnight. A whole foods-based nutritious diet is crucial to maintaining optimal function of immune system.

Govt hikes minimum pay to sugarcane growers by Rs 5/quintal, rules out rise in sugar price

Union minister Piyush Goyal said the FRP has been increased for a basic recovery rate of 10% and there won't be any deduction where recovery is below 9.5%.

Sugar price hasn’t risen much in a decade and that isn’t healthy

Water-intensive surplus sugarcane production isn’t environmentally sustainable.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.