What will this world look like when Obama leaves office as war ramps up in so many places? Population reduction is a goal for " New world order" Which Obama must achieve as other presidents have before him ! Israel a Zionist nation is in place to disrupt and dismantle middle east ! Do research on New world order and Zionism it is real and we have all been asleep for way to long ! Realize there is so much more going on than we know, many are connecting the dots now <3
A former Center for Disease Control and Prevention director said Saturday that containing the Ebola virus is “clearly going to take months.” (RT @WashTimes: Former CDC director: #Ebola outbreak is ‘clearly going to take months’ to solve
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I believe read where it was discovered in 1986 and here is 2014 and now they are trying find magic bullet to stop it ? What is the true story on Ebola ? <3
The Tory peer, who was the first Muslim woman to sit on Cabinet, dramatically quit as Foreign Office minister on Tuesday, claiming David Cameron's position on the Gaza crisis was 'morally indefensible'.
Then should not USA and others be investigated as well. Those who gave weapons and millions of dollars and Israel dropped bombs that are banned ! Who supplied them to them ? They targeted hospitals and refugee camps not Hamas ! <3
The United States on Friday bombed Islamist militants in Iraq who had moved within striking distance of American personnel But experts believe that it will take much more to dislodge the fighters of the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS or...
India is fast emerging as one of the world’s biggest bovine meat exporters. This, however, does not sit at all well with the country’s newly elected Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which promised during its campaign to put a halt to the growing consumption and export of meat.
Domestic fresh meat sales, however, are currently doing exceedingly well, and it is questionable whether the government of an emerging economy with a poverty-stricken population can afford to clamp down on an important source of national prosperity.
BJP does not condone ‘pink revolution’
India’s meat industry is booming. Euromonitor’s data show that it sports the world’s largest herd of cattle, with 221 million animals in 2013, and that it also ranks as the fourth-largest beef producer behind the US, Brazil and China. India is also the world’s 15th-biggest exporter of meat and meat products, generating revenues of almost US$3.5 billion in 2013.
The Indian National Congress party (INC), which governed the country for 53 of the 66 years since India declared independence in 1947, was, on the whole, positively predisposed towards helping India’s meat industry grow.
But, as of May 2014, after a spectacular loss for the INC, India has a new government – the BJP – and this is making the country’s meat industry, which is dominated by Muslim-owned businesses, quake in its boots.
The BJP declared during its campaign that, once in power, one of its objectives would be to curtail India’s ‘pink revolution’. This is a reference to the ‘green revolution’ that took place during the 1950s and 1960s, brought about by modern agricultural inputs, which boosted crop yields significantly.
India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an observant Hindu and a committed vegetarian, seems to be taking particular umbrage at India’s rapidly growing beef exports. "What is the crime of my mother cow… that you are slaughtering her and selling in the international markets just to earn money," was one of Modi’s emotive statements on this matter, voiced during the election campaign.
It must be pointed out, however, that the slaughter and export of cows, which are sacred animals in Hinduism, is already prohibited in India. The country’s beef industry focuses instead on water buffalo meat, both for domestic consumption and export.
On the domestic consumption front, propelled by India’s growing middle-class consumer base, an expanding network of modern grocery retailers and a rampantly dynamic consumer foodservice channel, India’s internal fresh meat market has also been buoyant. Euromonitor International’s data show that beef and veal (water buffalo in this case) drove Indian fresh meat sales in 2013, outperforming poultry, lamb, mutton and goat, as well as pork. Beef and veal achieved volume growth of 9% that year, one percentage point ahead of fresh meat overall.
This dynamism held true throughout the 2008-2013 review period, with beef and veal delivering 47% volume growth, while pork achieved less than 10% and even poultry, which is still the most popular type of meat in India, only managed a 37% gain. Another factor bolstering the country’s domestic meat sales is India’s high inflation rate, which has served to diminish the gap between vegetable and meat prices. The prices of some types of pulses now exceed those of buffalo meat.
Will India really cut off its nose to spite its face?
It is not yet clear how and whether the BJP’s election promises will translate into concrete trade, agricultural and livestock production policies for India, but it is questionable whether, in reality, the party would be prepared to sacrifice the country’s economic growth and prosperity on account of religious sensibilities. India, after all, has far greater economic and social problems than the evils of meat consumption.
If the BJP is set to limit the amount of meat consumed, particularly within its borders, rather than implement obstructive policies that will only create anger and discontent, it would be far more advisable to employ indirect measures that would actually benefit its population on the whole. For example, by taking measures to ensure that protein-rich vegetarian foods, such as pulses and dairy products, are kept affordable, low-income consumers would not be pushed by purely economic needs to resort to meat in order to feed their families, potentially violating their religious principles.
We predict that over 2013-2018, unlike during the review period, fresh poultry in India will outperform beef and veal in terms of growth performance. We expect poultry volumes to increase by 31%, with beef delivering a slightly weaker 26% gain. On the whole, however, the dynamism of India’s meat market is unlikely to collapse.
India remains one of the countries with the lowest per capita meat consumption in the world, standing at just 5.6kg in 2013 – way behind the global average of 33.2kg. With a population of nearly 1.3 billion, even a tiny per capita consumption increase has the potential to translate into a significant rise in fresh meat volumes, not to mention the enormous potential for growth harboured by this latent market as it gradually creeps towards global average consumption levels.
The CDC's emergency unit has been called into full-force this week as the Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa (Inside the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center Tackling Ebola http://t.co/N06Gfkqzu6)...
I applaud this work, For walls must be knocked down and this age old hate laid to rest. When a group such as Israel under Zionism threatens the world for even saying something against them this is as bad as can get ! They are flesh and blood like rest of us, They are born and die like rest of us ! When you are killing innocent people nothing gives you the right to do so ! <3
I wrote an article on war literature in this column in May this year on war as it appeared, and appears, in the West in the English Language and how it changed, starting from WWI and proceeding through Vietnam to the recent wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan that had American and British soldiers in the battlefields. Patriotism and the honour of giving your life for your country eroded and the misery of war was recorded until recently, it is the trauma of returning from war that is written about. I pondered in that article whether there was much literature in the form of short stories and poems, principally, from those who fought our 28 year civil war, particularly in Sinhala and Tamil. There are plenty publications in English but they are mostly theoretical and treatises written by sociologists and those who viewed war from the periphery, or even from abroad. I hoped that publishers would seek out writings by armed forces personnel and from ex-Tiger cadres and publish them, possibly benefiting the writers monetarily.
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