Tag: FSSAI

CSE Exposes The Rot: From Canola Oil to Silken Tofu, Food Products with Genetically Modified Ingredients Sold With Utter Disregard for the Law

Posted: July 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm   /   Latest News

THE COUNTRY’S leading research and advocacy body — Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) — has red flagged the widespread availability of food products with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. And this illegal business is being conducted through friendly neighbourhood kirana stores without the knowledge of the store owners and, of course, the consumers. The import, […]

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‘Eat Right’ to be the Most Ambitious New National Initiative of India’s Food Regulator

Posted: July 8, 2018 at 10:49 am   /   Latest News, Uncategorized

IN THE EARLY 1990s, when I used to be health writer, Dr K. Srinath Reddy, one of the country’s foremost public health advocates, used to lament the absence of any concern for ‘lifestyle diseases’, especially those that are diet-related and hence reversible, in the public sphere. He would refer wistfully to the Nordic model of […]

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FORTUNE COOKIE: How the ‘Food Safety’ Circus is Denying Us Our Daily Pleasures

Posted: July 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm   /   Fortune Cookie

IT’S BEEN less than a month since the government made the ill-advised move to ban foie gras (goose liver) imports on the ground that the delicacy is injurious to the birds because of the way they are force-fed to fatten their liver. Well, foie gras may not be the only sign of refined taste that […]

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