The politics of food

As you probably know, one of the triggers for the great revolt of 1857 (or the First War of Independence or the Mutiny, depending on your perspective) was a story that spread across India. According to those who claimed to be in the know, the British army had coated cartridges with animal fat. Soldiers had to bite off the covering of the cartridges to use them. This meant that they ended up eating bits of the animal fat. But, or so went the story, the fat came from cows and…

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Zomato partners with Paytm to expand online food ordering in India

Further expanding the landscape of digital food ordering in India, Zomato has announced a partnership with Paytm to enable its food ordering and delivery services on Paytm’s mobile app. With this addition, users can now browse their favourite restaurants, listed on Zomato’s online ordering platform, on the Paytm App as well and order food instantly. This service is currently live for all the Paytm Android app users in Delhi-NCR and will soon be made available across India and on the iOS app as well. Zomato’s overall mission is ‘better food for more people’ and…

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Food processing training in Dimapur

Thirty women representatives from 14 SHGs of The Working Woman Project, Dimapur-2 were trained in two batches to make potato edibles like chips, wedges, fresh and frozen fries, potato flour and tapioca/cassava related products from December 27, 2018 to January 12, 2019 at Indisen village, Dimapur. The training was conducted by Zatara Private Limited and funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare, Skill India, STRY program under National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE); and State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institution (SAMETI), Nagaland. The trainees were taught…

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Enabling consumers to lead ‘nutty lives but with yogic food’

Pallavi Gupta set up Nutty Yogi after lifestyle changes improved her health. Photo: Diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, about five years ago, Pallavi Gupta found herself making repeated visits to specialists for six months. “As part of the treatment, I was taking a lot of steroids and at some point I came to the realization that there’s no cure for my condition in modern medicine,” says Gupta, who decided to change her lifestyle following a friend’s advice. “I became vegan, went gluten-free and dairy-free. Within six months, I was…

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If Food Is Medicine, Then Sun Basket Wants To Be The Prescription

Getty Adam Zbar founded Sun Basket because he hated losing weight. Zbar had always been athletic. He surfed, he skied, he ran marathons. But while running his last startup, he gained fifty pounds. Then he turned forty. All his vital signs were discouraging. So his doctor gave him an ultimatum: Change your diet or suffer the consequences. Zbar did so, but he, “had no tools, so I built my own. I started eating radically healthy…I’m left-handed, and I started eating with my right…The challenge was that it was healthy, but…

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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Turnover accommodation and food services 0.4 percent up

Turnover in the sector accommodation and food services (previously known as the sector hotels and restaurants) rose by 0.4 percent in Q3 2018 relative to the preceding quarter. As reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), this is due to price increases. The volume of sales (food, refreshments and/or overnight stays) fell by 0.7 percent. Turnover in food and beverage services increased by 0.5 percent against 0.3 percent growth in accommodation services. For more than five consecutive years, turnover in the sector has increased each quarter. TurnoverVolume (turnover adjusted for price developments)Quarter…

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Food Vs. Fuel: What Trump’s Ethanol Policy Means For The Food System

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with President Trump’s directive to lift a federal ban on high ethanol blended gas during the summer months, though not quickly enough for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who Reuters reports is urging the EPA to lift the ban on a much quicker timeline. Lifting the ban is a policy shift that’s being celebrated by large-scale corn growers and decried by biofuel opponents. But the policy has implications for the food system too, as many food system reformers say the last thing U.S. farmers should…

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Find your food village – and a spring breakfast bowl recipe

We believe in really experiencing our food – growing our own vegetables, gathering from the wild, sourcing produce from local farmers and making big, beautiful meals with all that we have found – and these are such joyful experiences for us. But what makes them even better is doing them with other people. Growing, gathering, preserving, pickling, cooking and eating are all so much better when shared with your village. In fact, most of the experiences that life has to offer are better when shared with the people you love!…

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Eat this, not that: 7 easy food swaps to aid weight loss

They say that one should eat to live and not live to eat, but it’s fast becoming an urban myth with several diet plans, weight-loss options and theories around why we gain weight. We’ve put together a list for you to consider if you’re seriously working on losing those inches and kilos to feel better about yourself in your everyday life. Read on: Water Vs. Soda: Our body comprises approximately 60% water. Drinking water aids in maintaining bodily fluids which in turn helps transportation of nutrients, maintenance of body temperature, digestion,…

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