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Consider taxing high fat, high sugar, and high salt products: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chennai, January 3, 2020: To encourage people towards a healthier diet, the Government should consider taxing high fat high sugar, and high salt products said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist,...

Knowledge sharing from across the world

  Seminars and Events of MSSRF in 2019 As a research institution with open doors and windows, 2019 was a year of opportunity, listening to eminent academics across numerous knowledge-...

India is moving quickly from under-nutrition to obesity: Prof Pingali

Chennai Dec 23, 2019: Diets have changed with more money to spend on food, but is this for the better? No, say experts. “Growing income and urbanisation drive diet changes while supply has not kept...

Five-point action of Prof Swaminathan highlighted in Govt of India - Bill Gates event

November 21, 2019: The launch of a new initiative – Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) (the India Agriculture - Nutrition Fund) – highlighted the importance of agriculture for nutrition. The...

Farmers pledge to protect soil health on World Soil Day

A small group of farmers gathered solemnly in Kanniwadi in south Tamil Nadu, to take a pledge. The occasion – World Soil Day. As farmers, they knew only too well, the importance of soil for their...

Governments of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu extend support to upscale Plant Clinic programme

Nov 29, 2019: Plant Clinic, a proven model to reduce the yield loss and increase the farmers' income, is gathering increasing support from two state governments – Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. This...

Needs-based Public Distribution System can address malnutrition in India

MSSRF, Chennai, Nov 27, 2019: Studying the needs and preferences of the public for Public Distribution of Food in India is important, as there is regular mismatch in what is needed and what is...

Strengthening the Community Hunger Fighters approach for Odisha

Community participation is the basis of successful health promotion in the community. Community Hunger Fighters (CHF) is a learner-centred nutrition literacy approach with people’s participation at...

Multi-storey mixed farming to increase income of tribal families

An initiative that aims to increase income, to ensure nutrition security and environmental sustainability of 500 tribal families over a period of 6 years was launched in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu,...