In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court of India has empowered Food safety officers to take more action against manufacturers of gutka and other unsafe food items by allowing them to lodge criminal cases under IPC in addition to Food safety act. Continue reading
India’s food regulator FSSAI said it will be conducting audits at meat units and slaughter houses in 40 cities in the next 3 months through external auditing agencies. Continue reading
The food safety team in Ludhiana has been continuing its drive against unsafe adulterated mustard oil. Continue reading
I continue to be surprised by the well meaning academics who have through the decades tried to engineer foods that are more nutritious or high yielding but which are not aligned with what the people consider as food!
You can’t create a super high yielding variety of grain and expect everyone to start growing it. There won’t be any buyers and the farmers who grow it will suffer from low sale prices and no market. This will always be the case if the grain is not seen as tasty or attractive or friendly to the current tastes and kitchens of consumers. Continue reading
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation and Global Cancer Observatory say that in India there will be an almost 50% increase in cancer cases in the next decade. Continue reading