Nestle was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons (again). This time it was because the company admitted that 60% of its products are unhealthy. While many people will now swear off Nestle’s products, unlike the West, packaged food isn’t that big of a food safety issue in
“What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.”
Another nutritional superstition from Rujuta Diwekar. I can’t believe that she is actually promoting chapattis plus jaggery plus ghee as a “nutritious” meal for children. In terms of nutrition, this is almost no different from bread with sugar and butter.
In this article I continue my critique of some foods that are commonly eaten as a replacement for a complete meal in India. Why would a food safety writer bother about this? After all, I am not a nutrition or general health writer. I do not critique poor nutrition foods
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