Agriculture Current Affair 23 April 2021

Now, QR code to know all about Alphonso

Innoterra Tech is collaborating with the Geographical Indication Authority, Maharashtra Govt and Indian mango farmers collective

Alphonso growers in Konkan region of Maharashtra, worried about other mango varieties being sold as Alphonso, can heave a sigh of relief. Consumers, too, can be assured that they have picked the original king of mangoes.

Innoterra Tech, an Innoterra business unit, is collaborating with the Geographical Indication (GI) Authority in India, Maharashtra Government and Indian mango farmers collective, to tag each Alphonso mango with FarmTrace.

SEA seeks more measures on speculative activity in soyabean

Due to price rigging, soya arrivals are drying up in market yards affecting soya crushers

The Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India has stressed the need to impose more measures to check the excessive speculative activity in the soyabean futures.

In a letter to the members of SEA of India, Atul Chaturvedi, President of the association, said that SEA was flooded with complaints from its members that the soyabean contract on the commodity exchange was witnessing an unnatural price run due to technical reasons and alleged price rigging by speculators.

FSSAI chief calls for regulatory vigilance to ensure food safety and quality

The fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and culinary herbs begins virtual meet.

Underlining the importance of safe and quality food amidst the pandemic situation, Rita Teaotia, Chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has said that the regulatory bodies need to be more vigilant to ensure food safety and quality.

Inaugurating the fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) established under Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), Teaotia described the risk of unscrupulous and intentional adulteration of spices through substitution due to their high economic value. “This economically motivated adulteration is a major malpractice and we need to be extremely vigilant particularly in the regulatory space to avoid such practices. It is important that we have harmonized Codex standards for spices products in global trade and this is a work that needs the highest priority to ensure the safety and quality of the spices and culinary herbs that are being traded across the world,” she said.

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