How private businesses imperil our health as well as prosperity

Source: This post is based on the article “How private businesses imperil our health as well as prosperity” published in Livemint on 31st August 2021.  Relevance: Corporate Responsibilities, Indian Industries and growth. Synopsis: Private sector receives so much from the government such as tax breaks and subsidies but offers very less in return to the citizens of… Continue reading How private businesses imperil our health as well as prosperity

Food safety is everyone’s business: WHO

The first-ever World Food Safety Day adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018 will be celebrated on 7 June,2019 under the theme “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. According to World Health Organisation (WHO),an estimated 600 million cases of food-borne diseases occur annually around the world.This translates into one in 10 people falling ill… Continue reading Food safety is everyone’s business: WHO

Study food borne diseases cost India $15 billion a year

According to a WHO report titled “The Safe Food Imperative: Accelerating Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”, food borne diseases (FBDs) costs India $15 billion annually. Foodborne diseases encompass a wide spectrum of illnesses and are a growing public health problem worldwide. They are the result of ingestion of foodstuffs contaminated with microorganisms or chemicals. … Continue reading Study food borne diseases cost India $15 billion a year