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Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

The year was 1996. The jalebi became synonymous with a brand of cooking oil thanks to a now iconic ad that featured a little boy and his love for the spiralled sweet. Two decades on, that is not a connect any oil company would want. No company would dare to sell cooking oil showing any [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

The central food regulator has been very proactive with regard to issues like safety and standards, including labelling of packaged products and nutrient content, which has led to a sharp rise in the number of notices, orders and guidelines issued by it since 2015. A series of notifications and guidelines have been issued by the Food [...]

August 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Products high in calories, salt, sugar or fat are more likely to make low- or no-content claims. To make healthy choices, look for what a product contains rather than what it doesn’t. Food packaging labels may make you feel you are making healthy choices, but the claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

UNITED NATIONS –  A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern. Hilal Elver, the U.N.’s special representative on the right to food, said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large corporations to flood the global market with cheap, nutrient-poor foods that force poor people to [...]

October 25, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

Lower food prices likely cooled India’s inflation rate in August, a Reuters poll showed, but probably not by enough to give the central bank scope to ease monetary policy again anytime soon.Official data on the consumer price index is due to be released at 1200 GMT on Monday. The median forecast from the Reuters poll [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

China Expat Entrepreneur: Food Safety Woes Create Business Opportunity

China Expat Entrepreneur: Food Safety Woes Create Business Opportunity

Offline threats to consumers like business fraud have long turned up in the online world.  So it’s no surprise that long-time safety woes in China’s food industry are also bedeviling a public that increasingly orders meals and snacks by smartphone. Take-out delivery firm Ele.me, invested by the country’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, was fined $18,000 earlier this [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on China Expat Entrepreneur: Food Safety Woes Create Business Opportunity

Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Thousands of Venezuelans were welcomed to Colombia by a military band early on Saturday morning as the two countries’ borders were officially reopened after being closed by Venezuela a year ago. Some people had traveled across Venezuela to queue overnight hoping to cross to buy food and other basics that are in short supply in [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Thousands of Venezuelans were welcomed to Colombia by a military band early on Saturday morning as the two countries’ borders were officially reopened after being closed by Venezuela a year ago. Some people had traveled across Venezuela to queue overnight hoping to cross to buy food and other basics that are in short supply in [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Venezuelans cross reopened border to Colombia for food, medicine

Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will leave for Saudi Arabia soon to assess the severity of the food crisis faced by nearly 10,000 Indians rendered jobless and will explore their possible return, with Saudi authorities assuring assistance. Singh will travel to the Gulf nation in the next few days to resolve [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Jobless in Jeddah: V K Singh to visit Saudi Arabia to assess food crisis faced by Indians