The FSSAI, acting on a report by the Centre For Science and Environment that several large brands are selling adulterated honey, has launched a drive to collect and test thousands of samples of honey from across the country.
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. Corruption and bribery naturally imply
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, we do not believe that
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.
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