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Food waste. Let’s not contribute to this. How to keep produce fresh.. Read on


Next time you saw food thrown into the dust bin think hard how many resources get wasted such as water, fertilizers, farmers tirelessly working in the fields(labor),Land used for food production,  food storage and the whole supply chain for bringing food to where we live. We waste lot’s of food without any reasons. More food is cooked then required in a family in most of the houses and excess thrown out. Food is also wasted by restaurants, hotels ,in parties and in many other ways.

According to food and agricultulture organization of United nations http://www.fao.org/ (FAO) Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted. We all should know that millions of people somewhere on this planet are dying with hunger and on the other hand we throw away lots of food.  We also loose food and meat due to poor storage facilities, improper transportations and bad handling.

Agriculture uses largest amount of water. Food waste leads to water waste. The food thrown into garbage rots and produce methane gas which is much more deadly than carbon dioxide and depletes ozone layer that protects us from ultraviolet rays of Sun and Methane gas contributes to global warming. This whole thing effects food production with no rains or too much rains and leads to FOOD LOSS. Food loss is crop lost to natural calamities or deadly farm diseases whereas FOOD WASTE is a careless act of humans not paying attention to details of how they are getting food to their tables. Inadvertently we are all contributing heavily towards food loss, food wastage leading to global warming and racing towards food crises and water crises.

Other key findings of FAO of United Nations are.

Industrialized and developing countries dissipate roughly the same quantities of food — respectively 670 and 630 million tonnes.

Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).

Fruits and vegetables, plus roots and tubers have the highest wastage rates of any food.

The amount of food lost or wasted every year is equivalent to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crop (2.3 billion tonnes in 2009/2010).

Food waste is more a problem in industrialized countries, most often caused by both retailers and consumers throwing perfectly edible foodstuffs into the trash. Per capita waste by consumers is between 95-115 kg a year in Europe and North America, while consumers in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia each throw away only 6-11 kg a year.

There is this infograph on how food is wasted globally click on the link for more details http://www.publichealthdegree.com/ 

Read more by clicking here http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ags/publications/GFL_web.pdf

http://www.unwater.org/downloads/Paper_13_Field_to_Fork.pdf

How to keep Fruits and vegetables Fresh…

A group of Scientists from Malaysia found out that if they coat the fruits, vegetables with  gum Arabic, a natural product from the Acacia trees of Sudan, Africa they are able to keep fruits, vegetables from rotting. Also a company has used the rotten fruits, vegetables and extracted a natural chemical and coated fresh fruits , vegetables with that liquid to keep Food fresh. More details about this can be obtained here.  http://apeeltech.com/

I request you to educate your family, friends and others as much as possible to reduce wastage of food and water. Be a part of the solution.  Next time you look at food think of this blog. Please Spread this information to save people from hunger

World’s Best at one place


Compiled from various sources via Google and Bing search.

The worlds first web site http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html 

Here is a website for knowing your math and Physics skills https://brilliant.org/ 

10 smartest kids in the world and the crazy math problem they can solve http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-smartest-kids-in-the-world-2013-4#15-year-old-phoebe-cai-of-the-usa-is-working-on-data-analysis-for-u-penns-medical-school-1

THE WORLDS MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2013

Nike:  The No 1 Most innovative company of 2013: Nike’s broke out into technology, data and services with Sensors in Shoes and developing Software apps. In 2012 Nike developed the most famous Fuelband a $150 Electronic bracelet that measures your movements throughout the day whether you play tennis, jog or just walk to work. It helps in monitoring how many calories you burnt.  The other innovation is “Flyknit Racer” , feather light shoes that feel more like a sock atop a sole. Nike’s CEO is Mark Parker and has 44000 employees with worldwide revenue at $24 billion

Amazon: It is the E-Commerce giant of the world. It is known for delivery of goods and services at an outstanding speed that rivals like FEDEX, UPS, USPS envy. They have to work hard to keep up with Amazon’s speed of service to their customers. It diversified into Software hosting services (Cloud computing) and giving sleepless nights to tech giants like Google, Ebay, IBM and retailer like Walmart.

Square: This Company is famous for spreading Mobile payments revolution across the world.  It processes $10 billion worth of mobile payments annually.

Splunk: Every click on any website data, every customer call and every credit card transaction, every tweet on twitter and every work on Facebook post. All these data is monitored, collected and indexed in real time creating opportunities for its clients to improve business. That is what Splunk does which enabled them to make $70 million in 2012.

Fab: It makes sales to dozens of online boutiques of design centric clothing’s with a $150 Million revenue in 2012. International sales went from zero to 30% in 2012.

The World’s most powerful people

There are nearly 7.1 billion people on the planet. But  71 among them matters the most. The top 12 are as follows

  1. Barrack Obama  President of United states
  2. Angela Merkel Chancellor, Germany
  3. Vladimir Putin President, Russia.
  4. Bill Gates Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  5. Pope Benedict XVI Pope, Roman Catholic Church
  6. Ben Bernanke Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve
  7. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud  King, Saudi Arabia
  8. Mario Draghi President, European Central Bank
  9. Xi Jinping General Secretary, Communist Party Of China
  10. David Cameron Prime Minister, United Kingdom.
  11. Carlos Slim Helu Chairman, Carlos Slim Foundation
  12. Sonia Gandhi President, Indian National Congress

World Youngest but powerful people of the planet

  1. Mark Zuckerberg, 28 CEO, Facebook
  2. Kim Jong-Un, 29 Supreme Leader, North Korea
  3. Larry Page & Sergey Brin, 39 Cofounders, Google
  4. Elon Musk, 41 CEO, SpaceX, Tesla Motors
  5. Robin Li, 44 Cofounder and CEO, Baidu
  6. Reid Hoffman, 45 Venture capitalist
  7. David Cameron, 46 British Prime Minister
  8. Enrique Pena Nieto, 46 President-elect of Mexico
  9. Dmitry Medvedev, 47  Russian Prime Minister
  10. Jeff Bezos, 48 Amazon CEO

2013 Richest people on the planet

  1. Carlos Slim Helu Net worth: $73 billion Country: Mexico Source of wealth: Telecom
  2. Bill Gates Net worth: $67 billion Country: U.S. Source of wealth: Microsoft
  3. Amancio Ortega Net worth: $57 billion Country: Spain Source of wealth: Zara
  4. Warren Buffet Net worth: $53.5 billion Country: U.S. Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Larry Ellison Net worth: $43 billion Country: U.S.Source of wealth: Oracle
  6. Charles Koch Net worth: $34 billion Source: U.S. Source of wealth: Diversified
  7. David Koch Net worth: $34 billion Country: U.S. Source of wealth: Diversified
  8. Li Ka-shing Net worth: $31 billion Country: Hong Kong Source of wealth: Diversified
  9. Liliane Bettencourt & family Net worth: $30 billion Country: France
  10. Bernard Arnault Net worth: $29 billion Country: France Source of wealth: LVMH

Top 10 richest Indians

  1. Mukesh ambani
  2. Lakshmi Mittal
  3. Azim Premzi
  4. Pallonji Mistry
  5. Dilip Shanghvi
  6. Adi Godrej
  7. Savitri Jindal
  8. Shashi and Ravi Ruia of Essar group
  9. Hinduja brothers  Prakash, Srichand, Gopichand and Ashok
  10. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Top 10 Women Billionaires

  1. Rosalia Mera $6.1 billion SPAIN, ZARA
  2. Wu Yajun $4.3 billion CHINA, REAL ESTATE
  3. Chan Laiwa $4.1 billion CHINA, REAL ESTATE
  4. Diane Hendricks $3.8 billionUS, ROOFING
  5. Zhang Xin $3.6 billion CHINA, REAL ESTATE
  6. Doris Fisher $2.8 billion US, GAP
  7. Oprah Winfrey $2.8 billion US, MEDIA
  8. Marion Ilitch $2.7 billion US, PIZZA
  9. Lynda Resnick $2.2 billion US, DIVERSIFIED
  10. Giuliana Benetton $2 billion ITALY, FASHION

Forbes Largest Indian companies

Name of the company Industry Type
Hindustan Petroleum Oil & gas operations
NMDC Materials
Tata Motors Capital goods
Wipro Business services & supplies
DLF Diversified Financials
Hindalco Industries Materials
ITC Food, drink & tobacco
Punjab National Bank Banking
Reliance Industries Oil & gas operations
Axis Bank Banking
Bank of Baroda Banking
Canara Bank Banking
State Bank of India Group Banking
Bank of India Banking
GAIL (India) Utilities
ICICI Bank Banking
Indian Oil Oil & gas operations
Oil & Natural Gas Oil & gas operations
Bharti Airtel Telecommunications
National Aluminium Materials
NTPC Utilities
Power Grid of India Utilities
Steel Authority of India Materials
Tata Steel Materials
Unitech Construction
HDFC Housing Development Diversified financials
Larsen & Toubro Capital goods
Reliance Communications Telecommunications
Tata Consultancy Services Business services & supplies
Bharat Heavy Electricals Capital goods
Bharat Petroleum Oil & gas operations
HDFC Bank Banking
Infosys Technologies Business services & supplies
Bharti Tele-Ventures Telecommunications services
Union Bank of India Banking
Indl Dev Bank of India Banking
Oriental Bank of Commerce Banking
Bajaj Auto Consumer durables
UCO Bank Banking
Indian Overseas Bank Banking

 

Top 10 Innovative companies in India

  1. Mahindra Reva
  2. Selco
  3. GVK-EMRI
  4. IndiGo
  5. Micromax
  6. Sarvajal
  7. Attero Recycling
  8. Vaatsalya
  9. Skymet
  10. UFO Moviez

Top 10 Innovative companies in Mobile

  1. Uber
  2. Evernote
  3. Kiip
  4. Azumio
  5. Square
  6. SwiftKey
  7. eBay
  8. Voxer
  9. Gigwalk
  10. Apptopia

Top 10 Innovative companies in Robotics

  1. iRobot
  2. Recon Robotics
  3. Google
  4. Mazor Robotics
  5. SpaceX
  6. Lockheed Martin
  7. PV-Kraftwerker
  8. Boston Dynamics
  9. Ekso Bionics
  10. Seegrid

 The top 10 Architecture companies of the world

1. Aecom (USA. 1,370 architects employed. Over $400m Fee Income)

2. Gensler (USA. 1,346. Over $400m)

3. IBI Group (Canada. 1,129. $160-169m)

4. Nikken Sekkei (Japan. 1,109. Over $400m)

5. Aedas (China/UK. 1, 078. $200-209m)

6. Perkins & Will (USA. 771. $220-229m)

7. DP Architects (Singapore. 736. $70-79m)

8. HOK (USA. 715. $240-249m)

9. Samoo Architects & Engineers (South Korea. 712. $250-259m)

10. Foster & Partners (UK. 646. $200-209m)

Architect Hafeez Contractor (India. 200. $30-39m) of India ranks 52nd ,  CP Kukreja (India. 130. $5-9m) ranks 81st  Morphogenesis (India. 110. $5-9m) ranks 92nd.

The top 10 Indian infrastructure construction companies in India

  1. Larsen & Toubro ,
  2. Lanco Simplex
  3. GMR
  4. DLF
  5. Tata Projects
  6. Gammon India
  7. Hindustan Construction Company
  8. Unitech
  9. Punj Lloyd 
  10. Nagarjuna Construction

The top 10 online Education companies of the world.

  1. Coursera
  2. Udacity
  3. Edx
  4. Rio Salado
  5. Amplify
  6. Gamedesk
  7. Duolingo
  8. InsideTrack
  9. FunDza
  10. ClassDojo

Worlds top 10 Energy companies

  1. ExxonMobil
  2. Royal Dutch Shell
  3. Chevron
  4. BP
  5. Gazprom
  6. Statoil
  7. Total
  8. ConocoPhillips
  9. PetroChina
  10. Rosneft

Top 10 Mechanical Engineering companies of the world

  1. Aviadvigatel
  2. Bystronic
  3. chemtech
  4. Design Continuum
  5. E.C.H. Will
  6. HAWE Hydraulik SE
  7. Kirov Plant
  8. Körber PaperLink
  9. Mechon
  10. Meyer Burger Technology

Top 10 wind manufacturing companies of the world

  1. Vestas
  2. Sinovel
  3. Goldwind
  4. Gamesa
  5. Enercon
  6. GE Energy
  7. Suzlon Group  (India)
  8. Guodian
  9. Siemens Wind Power
  10. Ming Yang

Top 10 Indian electrical engineering firms

  1. Bajaj International Private Ltd
  2. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  3. Crompton Greaves Limited (CGL)
  4. Dev Denso Power Ltd
  5. Info Edge (India) Ltd
  6. Penguin Engineering Ltd
  7. Bristol Fire Engineering
  8. Kelvin Electrical
  9. Siemens Ltd
  10. Wipro Lighting.

Top Technology companies  

Rank

Company

Industry

Revenue

FY

Employees

Market cap

Headquarters

1

Samsung Electronics

Electronics

$188.1

2012

371,726

$227.58

Seoul, South Korea

2

Apple

Electronics

$156.5

2012

76,100

$427.62

Cupertino, CA, USA

3

HP

Hardware

$120.3

2012

331,800

$32.46

Palo Alto, CA, USA

4

Foxconn

Electronics

$119

2011

1,230,000

$27.2

New Taipei, Taiwan

5

IBM

Computer services

$104.5

2012

433,362

$229.45

Armonk, NY, USA

6

Panasonic

Electronics

$99.65

2012

327,512

$22.7

Osaka, Japan

7

Microsoft

Hardware/Software

$73.72

2012

94,000

$224.8

Redmond, WA, USA

8

Dell

Hardware

$62.07

2012

106,700

$22.97

Austin, TX, USA

9

Amazon.com

Internet

$61.09

2012

88,400

$120.03

Seattle, WA, USA

10

Fujitsu

Hardware/Software

$54.46

2012

173,155

$125.83

Tokyo, Japan

11

Intel

Semiconductor

$53.34

2012

104,700

$105.26

Santa Clara, CA, USA

12

Google

Internet

$50.17

2012

53,546

$248.31

Mountain View, CA, USA

 

Forbes 2013 Global list of companies

Rank

Company

Headquarters

Industry

Sales
(billion $)

Profits
(billion $)

Assets
(billion $)

Market Value
(billion $)

1

ICBC  China Banking

134.8

37.8

2,813.5

237.3

2

China Construction Bank  China Banking

113.1

30.6

2,241.0

202.0

3

JPMorgan Chase  United States Banking

108.2

21.3

2,359.1

191.4

4

General Electric  United States Conglomerate

147.4

13.6

685.3

243.7

5

Exxon Mobil  United States Oil and gas

420.7

44.9

333.8

400.4

 6

HSBC  United Kingdom Banking

104.9

14.3

2,684.1

201.3

7

Royal Dutch Shell  Netherlands Oil and gas

467.2

26.6

360.3

213.1

8

Agricultural Bank of China  China Banking

103.0

23.0

2,124.2

150.8

9

Berkshire Hathaway  United States Conglomerate

162.5

14.8

427.5

252.8

9

PetroChina  China Oil and gas

308.9

18.3

347.8

261.2

11

Bank of China  China Banking

98.1

22.1

2,033.8

131.7

12

Wells Fargo  United States Banking

91.2

18.9

1,423.0

201.3

13

Chevron  United States Oil and gas

222.6

26.2

233.0

232.5

14

Volkswagen Group  Germany Automotive

254.0

28.6

408.2

94.4

15

Apple  United States Computer hardware

164.7

41.7

196.1

416.6

15

Wal-Mart Stores  United States Retail

469.2

17.0

203.1

242.5

17

Gazprom  Russia Oil and gas

144.0

40.6

339.3

111.4

18

BP  United Kingdom Oil and gas

370.9

11.6

301.0

130.4

19

Citigroup  United States Banking

90.7

7.5

1,864.7

143.6

 

Thirst


We take water for granted. Water is not just a concern for the future but is quite clearly a current Issue. Water issues must be framed in the wider context, including issues of efficiency of distribution , availability of safe, clean water, improving water resources, reducing travel and  transport time of water distributions, focusing on documenting how companies are using the water resources and how they handle pollutants etc. Based on current projections and research global population growth is set to rise from 6.7 billion today to over 9 billion in 2050. Unlike fossil fuels, water has no substitutes or alternatives and the way that water is currently managed in many countries is simply unsustainable.

Recently New York city’s Department of Design and construction worked with a team to provide guidelines on how to save water. Find more details of this good project at http://new.pentagram.com/2011/09/new-work-water-matters/

Our Municipal corporation , state Govt. should work with builders, engineers, architects to make sure water usage and distribution is done well while permitting building constructions or infrastructure development of a town or a city.

Did you know that water makes 60% of human body, 80% of blood, 70% of brain. We can survive a month without food but we cannot survive without water for more than a week. Water that existed for millions of years exists today also and it covers most of the planet. Only 3% of that is fresh water and most of that is ice and 1% is used by humans and industry.

Did you know that most of the water is wasted in over pumping,  flushing toilets, washing clothes ,   leaking pipes, taking showers (10 minute shower uses 50 gallons of water) , filling bath tubs,  brushing teeth while tap running(4 gallons but without tap running it just .25 gallons)

Did you know that millions of people live on less than 3 gallons of water per day? Millions of people are becoming refugees because of contamination in water and they are forced to move out of their homelands. On top of this we are now experiencing global warming and extreme weathers with floods in some places and dry lands in some places. One in five doesn’t have clean water to drink. According to United Nations a child dies due to contaminated water every 15 seconds. We might run out of water before we run out of oil.

As both the world population and the demand for clean water are increasing, water availability is decreasing in some locations around the world. We are already experiencing the scarcity of water for agriculture use in India. We saw India suffering from losses in food production and high prices of agricultural products. Our Water problem is becoming a hunger problem too.  check the below links

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=is-india-running-out-of-water

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=climate-change-impacts-staple-crop-yields

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=wasted-food-equals-wasted-energy-10-10-03

Heavy use of water by industry is building up pressure on this precious natural resource too. There is some awareness by global corporations about  the water problem and they are taking some steps

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has turned its attention to water as well and recently released the results of its first Water Disclosure (WD) questionnaire More can be learnt here (https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-2010-Water-Disclosure-Global-Report.pdf)

Here are a few highlights from the 2010 CDP WD report, which went out to 302 of the world’s largest companies. Of the respondents (and 25 unsolicited submissions)…

  • 50 percent of the companies foresee near-term risks (1 to 5 years), with 39 percent currently experiencing impacts such as disruption to operations from drought or flooding, declining water quality, and increases in water prices.
  • 67 percent already report on water related issues to the board or executive committee level.
  • 89 percent have developed specific water policies, strategies and plans
  • 60 percent have set water-related performance targets

And the CDP WD is not alone — several key reports on water risk and opportunity have recently been released.  Check this links for more information.

http://www.sabmiller.com/files/reports/water_future_report.pdf

http://www.edf.org/documents/490_AQUA.pdf

http://www.2030waterresourcesgroup.com/water_full/Charting_Our_Water_Future_Final.pdf

http://www.croptrust.org/main/laboutus.php

http://www.nature.org/ The Nature Conservancy protects Earth’s most important natural places — for you and future generations — through great science and smart partnerships

http://www.unep.org/dewa/vitalwater/index.html

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has taken a lead position over the last 30 years, in assessing and monitoring the state of global water resources and their use and management. In collaboration with partners and collaborating centers, it collates and analyzes water resource data on a global scale.

Finally water is desired, beneficial and  necessary.

Now you know that we live in a thirsty world. We are all thirsty, agriculture is thirsty, industry is thirsty. It is time we take a serious look of how we use water daily. Do your best to rethink about this issue and please let your friends also be made aware about water problem?

Water will be next issue for war between countries in future.

some more links on water http://www.watercanary.com/Water_Canary.html

http://www.varshajal.com/