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US FDA move to ban Trans Fat. Will India Follow?


In what can be termed as a major move, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced taking steps that ban trans fat in processed food. Trans Fats are a type of unsaturated fat, which is uncommon in nature but can be easily created artificially. Animal-based fats were once the only trans fats consumed. However, majority of trans fat consumed today is created by the processed food industry as a side effect of partially hydrogenating unsaturated plant fats (generally vegetable oils). These […]

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Infographic: Truth behind Fast-Food TV Advertising for Kids


Many of us won’t know but Fast Food companies, under pressure from parents, had pledged that they will self regulate their advertising targeted at children. The corresponding Children’s Advertising Review Unit and Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative recommendations that food products—as opposed to toys, movie tie-ins and brands—should be the focus of youth marketing messages. But, is this really happening? Research from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Original) will tell you the truth. by Whoisshih. Explore more infographics from the Foundation.  

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Is pesticide killing the Indian Plate?


The recent case of food poisoning in Bihar, which has taken lives of nearly 20 people, tells the unfortunate tale of how lax we are when it comes to handling and preparing food products in India. (Initial reports have shown that deaths were caused due to acute exposure to pesticides.) Apart from accidental consumption of unsafe amount of pesticide in food, it is critical to note that a high number of deaths are also caused among farmers and laborers who handle […]

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Food Waste – A Story of Excess vs A Story of Inefficiency


Recently, Visual.ly came up with a video which talks about the food wastage and its effect. Food Waste – A Story of Excess It is interesting to note that US and Europe, which are considered to be much more advanced than countries such as India and China when it comes to managing agricultural supply-chain, are loosing more than 50% of the agro produce between the farm and the fork. However, this number has a high share of wastage at home and […]

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