1d ago| Food

A ‘superfood’ from Ethiopia that can feed the world?

Scientists in a new study revealed that the crop from the plant enset (ensete ventricosumsay), a staple in Africa’s Ethiopia, could be a new superfood with the potential to feed over 100 million...

6d ago| Chattogram

Hathazari’s own winter treat

Everyone knows of “jilapis”, but a “chaler jilapi”? Perhaps not many have heard of it, and for good reason.

3w ago| Food

Bangladesh India’s top importer of wheat

Bangladesh emerged as the top destination of wheat exports from India, having the largest share of more than 54 percent in both volume and value terms in the financial year 2020-21, according to...

Comfort Food vs. Grandmother’s Diet

Ten years ago, I wrote a Tangents column called “Grandmother’s Diet.” The idea was this: in this age of processed and factory manufactured food, how does one choose what’s best for health? The...

After MasterChef, Kishwar working with Michelin star chef Yomoda

Culinary sensation Kishwar Chowdhury is the first Bangladeshi-Australian to secure the third place in the internationally renowned cooking show, MasterChef Australia. She fought for the title of...

Govt launches decade-long food, nutrition security policy

The food ministry today launched a decade-long plan for achieving the objectives of the National Food and Nutrition Security Policy (NFNSP).

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

A ‘superfood’ from Ethiopia that can feed the world?

Scientists in a new study revealed that the crop from the plant enset (ensete ventricosumsay), a staple in Africa’s Ethiopia, could be a new superfood with the potential to feed over 100 million...

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Hathazari’s own winter treat

Everyone knows of “jilapis”, but a “chaler jilapi”? Perhaps not many have heard of it, and for good reason.

December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021

Bangladesh India’s top importer of wheat

Bangladesh emerged as the top destination of wheat exports from India, having the largest share of more than 54 percent in both volume and value terms in the financial year 2020-21, according to...

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Rural Bangladesh saw 22% increase in food insecurity during pandemic: IFPRI

Around 22.3 percent more rural Bangladeshi households reported food insecurity -- 18 months after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic than pre-pandemic times, according to a survey by International...

December 20, 2021
December 20, 2021

Don’t eat white rice: Food Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder today urged people to eat red rice instead of white.

December 12, 2021
December 12, 2021

More than US$27 b committed to tackle global malnutrition and hunger crisis

Recently government and private sector donors have pledged more than US$27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented...

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

Is it safe to eat poultry chicken?

The chicken dominates plates around the world. We eat more of it than any other protein. The average person has more than 98 pounds of chicken every year.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

BSTI to provide halal certificate for products

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) will issue halal certificates for processed goods, cosmetics, medicines or any other services.

September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021

Singapore-based company to supply 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh

Singapore-based Agrocorp Pte International today got the contract to supply 50,000 tonnes of wheat to the Directorate General (DG) of Food, according to a decision of the cabinet committee on...

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Nationwide drives against adulterated food underway: Rab

Two days after the countrywide drives against brokers at government hospitals and other establishments, mobile courts assisted by Rab are conducting operations today against unscrupulous traders...