On August 7, 2020, an agreement was signed between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for collaborative research and information dissemination in the area of food and nutrition, during a ceremony which was presided Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
- The collaboration between these two premier institutions of India will contribute in fulfilling the vision of New Food System 2050.
- The two organisations will also work towards strengthening the quality assurance of laboratory networks across the country.
About New Food System 2050:
New Food System 2050 will have an enhanced focus on climate-friendly food production systems, conservation of land and water resources, reduction in food loss and food wastage across the value chain, increase in small scale production units for self-sustaining local economies, use of environment-friendly packaging alternatives, and repurposing of waste.
FSSAI Received “Food Systems Vision Prize” for its ‘Eat Right India’ movement:
i.FSSAI was selected as one of the ten global organizations for the award by Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with SecondMuse, and OpenIDEO for the ‘Eat Right India’ movement.
ii.The ‘Eat Right India’ vision is about creating a culture of safe, healthy and sustainable food involving all stakeholders and leveraging technology in food production, processing, distribution, quality and traceability and to empower consumers to adopt right eating practices.
Other winners of “Food System Vision Prize”:
i.Rockefeller Foundation has selected Naandi Foundation, Hyderabad-based non-profit, as one of the ‘Top 10 Visionaries’ in the world for the Food Vision 2050 Prize, for Arakunomics announced in New York on August 6. The recognition fetches Naandi a prize money of $200,000.
- The award recognised the application of Arakunomics model in regions of Araku, Wardha and New Delhi, leading to the Food Vision 2050 that follows an “ABCDEFGH” framework centring on: Agriculture, Biology, Compost, Decentralised decision-making, Entrepreneurs, Families, Global Markets, and ‘Headstands’, or turning current approaches on their head.
Recent Related News:
The 2nd State Food Safety Index (SFSI) for 2019-20 of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been topped by Gujarat among larger states and by Goa among smaller states. It was announced during a webinar conducted on the occasion of “World Food Safety Day” on June 7, 2020 on the theme “Food Safety is everyone’s business”.
About Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):
It is a body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Chairperson– Ms Rita Teaotia
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Arun Singhal
Chatbot– Food Funda
Headquarter– New Delhi
About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR):
It is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology
Director General– Dr. Shekhar C. Mande
Headquarter– New Delhi