Despite overwhelming evidence that a low carbohydrate diet brings sugar under control, our doctors do not recommend it clearly for prediabeties, hypertension and obesity control. These people who need help are being prescribed medication and told to reduce fats in their diets and to eat more “whole grain”. This is unsafe and counterproductive!
However, it is unlikely that the future of organic food will be small farmers. The future of organic food are large, controlled, factory farms owned by massive corporations, because only they will have the ability to bring economies of scale that can sustain safe food supply chains. Continue reading
It is known that without government approval, genetically modified (GM) processed food cannot be sold or traded in India. However, a new lab study from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has thrown light on the fact that GM food is widely sold everywhere in India, and questions whether the health and food regulators are aware about it or not. Continue reading
With significant scientific evidence pointing to the ill-effects of plastic containers and importance of eating whole fruits, vegetables and grains on children, a major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food so that health issues like childhood obesity, hormonal imbalance etc., could be avoided. Continue reading
The poultry industry in India has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, from the huge amount of antibiotics being injected into the chickens, to the hormone injections being given to the fowls to induce quick growth in them. This has led to people wanting to set up their own little backyard poultry farms so that they can rear their own chickens and keep their families safe and healthy. But this seems far from the truth because according to the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, you must wash your hands after handling live poultry. This reminder came from them due to another outbreak of salmonella from backyard chickens. Continue reading