At a time when Pakistan is suffering a major economic crisis, the prices of milk, meat and chicken along with other utilities increased, in effect from February 14. According to sources, milk is now at PKR 210/liter, whereas meat and chicken is available at PKR 1,110/kg and PKR 780/kg, respectively. The IMF postponed the disbursement of a vital USD 1.1 billion tranche of a deal, causing trouble to Pakistan.
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In a recent study, scientists from the Leeds University, Nutritional Epidemiology Group have discovered that eating processed meat such as bacon increases the risk of dementia by 44%. However, the unprocessed red meat (pork, veal) was declared protective as people who consumed 50g/day were 19 percent less likely to succumb to dementia. Reportedly, the researchers used data of 50,000 people to explore a potential relation between consumption… read-more
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The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has removed the word 'Halal' from its ‘Red Meat Manual’. APEDA said while earlier classification was done to meet the requirements of Islamic countries, the removal will cater to requirement of importing countries/importers. The issue surfaced after a furore by Hindu and Sikh organizations, which claimed that the contentious word has led a loss to their business… read-more
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The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change has urged stakeholders to impose 'Climate Tax' on food that has an environmental impact by 2025. It mentioned that red meat and dairy products have more impact on the ecosystem compared to others. However, officials clarified that they do not promote 'Veganism' and instead advise people to concentrate on plant-proteins as well. It suggested stopping buy-one-get-one-free offers on food which are harmful… read-more
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