A recent study conducted by researchers from Trinity College, Dublin, found a clear link between the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and Vitamin D deficiency.
The FSSAI recently came out with safety guidelines and tips for washing and storing fruit and vegetables during the covid 19 crisis. One of the most important tips in these guidelines is to wash fruits and vegetables with potable water. This is quite possibly the first time that the FSSAI has specified that people need […]
The coronavirus has, as per official statistics, killed close to twenty thousand Indians till date. While actual numbers eventually will probably be much higher, it will be nothing compared to the next big health crisis. Why? Because the next big crisis is antibiotic resistance. And it won’t just be about a flu that 99% of […]
Patanjali, the multi-billion dollar Ayurvedic empire, owned and run by ‘Baba’ Ramdev, today launched ‘Coronil and Swasari’ touting them as a cure for the novel coronavirus. However, while the organisation claims that clinical trials of the drug were conducted, no results appear to have been published in credible, peer reviewed, medical journals. This is a […]
It is great to see the Government of India finally taking steps to ban 27 harmful pesticides. These pesticides are banned in much of the developed world.
In the latest phase of the nationwide lockdown, since June 8, the Central Government has allowed hotels and restaurants all over the country, except in containment zones, to reopen, subject to permission from State Governments. While some states, like Maharashtra, have not allowed restaurants to open up, restaurants in other states, like Kerala are resuming […]
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Supported Non-Profit, FISCI, Launches Online Food Safety Training Courses
The Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) has launched an e-learning platform, ‘FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy’, which provides certificate courses on ‘Safe Practises for Food Business Operators During the COVID-19 Pandemic’.
Technology is coming to the rescue of humans to fight the new food security challenges we face.
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