Food safety violations are punishable not just under the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSS Act) but also under the IPC (Indian Penal Code). Continue reading
It is added to all the oils and fats that you buy and use to cook your food.
Do you know why you don’t know this, and you are hearing it for the first time from me? Because the edible oil companies are not required to disclose this ingredient on their labels. Continue reading
The proposed amendments to the Maharashtra APMC Act are simply wrong. They propose to introduce a structural flaw that will hurt us for many decades and worse, fixing the problems will become politically untenable.
Once a minimum support price is announced for any product for farmers, there is no way to remove it. It will become a political hot potato and a farmers’ rights issue that no government can survive. Continue reading
The Madras High Court issued a notice to the Central Government in a petition filed by a farmer challenging the latest food safety regulations which made certification mandatory for those selling organic produce. Continue reading
In a dramatic verdict, a California jury found Monsanto to be liable in a lawsuit where a man alleged that it’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer, and has ordered it to pay him $289 million as compensation.
School groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson’s case is the first one going to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. There are more than 5000 such cases filed in the United States waiting to start trial. Continue reading