Rujuta Diwekar is at it again. She has put up a post on Facebook (screenshot below). In her post, while praising traditional Diwali sweets’ virtues, she implies that traditional and home-cooked food is superior merely because it is traditional or home-cooked. This is a DANGEROUS misconception!
The FSSAI’s compliance platform will undoubtedly ease things a bit for eateries in routine compliance documentation. However, I am afraid it will do nothing much to improve safety or reduce the corrupt inspector raj. The obnoxious harassment and bribery will continue, and become worse with these universal safety compliance requirements.
High usage of NSAIDS (pain killers) without prescriptions is a major cause of kidney disease and kidney failures in India. NSAIDS include Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol (acetaminophen) etc.
India has a serious hunger problem and an even worse nutrition problem. The Indian government is failing its people. All our neighbors are doing a better job. Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-ranks-94-out-of-107-nations-in-global-hunger-index-categorised-serious-2311582?pfrom=home-topstories
Speaking at an online event organised by the FSSAI to celebrate World Food Day, India’s Union Health Minister, Dr. Harshavardhan, declared that the Government intends to make India trans fat free by 2022. This is one year ahead the global target set by the World Health Organisation. However, at foodnetindia,
India will do well to start an intense campaign to plant coconut, moringa (drumstick), jackfruit and avocado trees across the country. Except for coconut, these will go grow everywhere and go a long way in addressing our nutrition crisis.
There is a widespread belief amongst the general public in India that traditional herbs or ayurvedic treatments do not have side effects and that they are totally safe.
Indians have been consuming way too much omega-6 vegetable oils in the last six decades. Until the 60s, people in India used ghee or coconut oil (in the coastal areas) as cooking mediums. The other major vegetable oils used for cooking at that time (peanut, mustard) were quite abundant in
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