Cereals

  • Haryana: Rs 52.11 crore approved under food security mission May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government has approved Rs 52.11 crore for state food security mission for 201415 to encourage cultivation of food grains and cereals in the state. This initiative would help encourage production and subsidisation of wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops like sugarcane and cotton, an official spokesman said. Training...
  • Rising food prices hit festivities October 16, 2013

    As the country celebrates Eid on Wednesday, price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by cereals, egg,...
  • Cabinet likely to clear Food Bill on Tuesday March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is all set to meet again to consider and possibly clear United Progressive Alliance's ambitious Food Bill. No decision could be passed on Monday since two Cabinet ministers P Chidambaram and AK Antony were not present. If it goes through, the Bill will guarantee rice at Rs...
  • Sowing of paddy, cereals lagging behind: Govt July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Sowing of paddy, maize, bajra and oilseeds is trailing behind but pulses has picked up so far in the ongoing kharif (summer) season, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The sowing of kharif crops like paddy, pulses and oilseeds begins from April but gains momentum after the onset...
  • Breakfast cereal packets 'linked to cancer' March 9, 2011

    London: A new study in Europe has warned of a possible link between recycled breakfast cereal packets and cancer. Researchers in Switzerland claim to have found that mineral oils in printing ink from recycled newspapers used in cardboard can get into foods such as breakfast cereals, even passing through protective...
  • Yummy and healthy: Get your breakfast right May 21, 2009

    MEET Meenu, a 28-year-old executive with a fast-rising advertising firm. Breakfast competes with her tight schedule, so she simply skips it. Her logic: "I'll reach work early and get more done before lunch. Then, I can use the afternoon hour to go for a jog, and grab a healthy veggie sandwich...
  • Phelps sad over family hurt after marijuana pipe photo March 13, 2009

    New York: Michael Phelps insists he's more worried about the pain he caused family, friends and fans than losing money in endorsements after he was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe called a bong. In an interview with NBC television, the swimming star didn't directly answer the question of whether he...
  • US food bank gets an Olympic-sized cereal donation March 13, 2009

    San Francisco: Kellogg Co has recently donated thousands of boxes of cereal with Michael Phelps' picture on them to the San Francisco Food Bank. Kellogg last month declined to renew it's endorsement deal with the Olympic swimming star after a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe. Food bank executive...