When I was in school, the only 'food safety' related stuff that I was taught were the standard 'wash your hands before eating', 'wash vegetables and fruits' and 'boil water before drinking it'. Not on...
One of the earliest memories I have of my grandmother is her buying fish from the fisherwoman who used to come to their doorstep practically every day (she even cleaned the fish as a special favour to...
18/02/2018 10:09 AM IST
Just because a product is available doesn't mean that it is safe.
23/01/2018 9:47 AM IST
It's a bane for kids.
16/11/2017 10:14 AM IST
Like they say, prevention is better than cure.
31/10/2017 11:21 AM IST
67% of the poultry farms tested used antimicrobials as growth boosters—despite a government ban.
07/09/2017 9:07 AM IST
Fake supplements dominate the market.
03/09/2017 10:01 AM IST
Hailing from Mumbai, I ate a ton of ice cream every summer. It was a tasty way to beat the heat. After I started foodnetindia, however, I realised that a lot of what I ate back then might not have bee...
13/07/2017 7:39 PM IST
As a kid, I used to get excited about the summer holidays for two reasons. One, because it meant not having to wake up early for school and two, it meant a near unlimited supply of mangoes (courtesy m...
19/06/2017 8:40 AM IST
Cooking oil is a staple food item in every household. While there are several types of cooking oil, vegetable oils are probably the most popular cooking oils in India. The most common among these incl...
03/06/2017 11:59 AM IST
When I was in school, I ate an average of 4 vada pavs a week, mostly during the school recess. It was pretty much the school's signature snack. I was also borderline obese for the majority of my child...
02/06/2017 7:47 AM IST
In an earlier article, I wrote that the United States Food And Drug Administration (USFDA) had banned marketing of over-the-counter (OTC) consumer wash products containing Triclosan and Triclocarbon d...
10/05/2017 8:33 AM IST
The jury is still out but it’s best to be prudent.
04/05/2017 3:05 PM IST
How safe is diethyl phthalate or DEP?
04/05/2017 8:50 AM IST
Regular soap may be a better option.
30/03/2017 1:31 PM IST
They are poisoning their victims.
07/03/2017 10:24 PM IST
Some time ago, I had written an article about the possible link between talcum powder use by women and ovarian cancer. Today, I want to try to make a case (that's the lawyer in me talking) about why s...
25/02/2017 6:56 PM IST
This applies to everyone, even the so-called educated classes.
07/02/2017 9:54 PM IST
I normally write about potentially unsafe food that people eat, or chemicals and pesticides added to food, etc. This time, I'm writing about the food that someone else consumes. Can that affect a pers...
09/01/2017 11:56 PM IST
I think they should!
31/12/2016 3:45 PM IST
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