The Food Combining Diet Made Me Question Everything I Know About Food—But It Might Not Be So Legit

I love watching twenty-something lifestyle vloggers on YouTube. I buy their product recs (I saw Gretchen Geraghty wearing tiny gold hoops, so I bought tiny gold hoops), stalk their socials (Greece looked great, Brooke Miccio), and never miss a “week in my life” video (keep ’em coming, Danielle Carolan!). Recently, one of my fave vloggers, Maggie MacDonald, posted a video where she raved for 20 minutes about how an eating plan (“it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”) called Food Combining made her feel less bloated and lose weight all while eating more food…

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Amazon to foray into food delivery space with Prime Now

Amazon India has long been eyeing the food delivery business in India. As per market reports, the e-commerce giant’s Prime membership plan had logged more than 10 million users in the country in 2018 and Amazon is confident that the addition of a food delivery segment to its Prime offering will not only bring in more daily users but also boost the number of transactions. People aware of the company’s plans told The Times of India that Prime Now, Amazon’s two-hour grocery delivery platform, could be the primary vehicle for…

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Authorities promise ease of restrictions, food for Kashmir ahead of Eid

Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. Pakistan said that with the support of China, it will take up India’s unilateral actions in Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council and may approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the genocide of the Kashmiri people. Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by both India and…

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Yemen’s Houthis, WFP reach deal to resume food relief

The United Nations’ food agency and Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have reached a deal to resume food deliveries to rebel-controlled parts of the war-torn country after suspending the aid in June. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a spokesman for the Houthis, tweeted late on Saturday that the rebel group, which toppled the country’s internationally recognised government from power in Sanaa in late 2014, had inked a deal with the World Food Programme (WFP).  Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the WFP, said the “high-level agreement” was “an important step towards safeguards that guarantee the accountability of…

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Zomato row: Food aggregator app is right to call out bigotry, but its own virtue-signalling raises problematic questions

There’s nothing like a good controversy to stir things up on a slow news day. On Wednesday, Zomato became a national talking point over its response to a customer who wanted the food aggregator app to change its delivery agent because he was a Muslim. Zomato refused to do so, following which the customer, one Jabalpur-based Amit Shukla, canceled the order and demanded a refund. Zomato refused to comply with Shukla’s demands — changing the “Muslim rider” or a refund — and requested the customer to pay cancellation charges because the…

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Will Travel For Food: Anders Schønnemann

Anders Schønnemann  GLEN PROEBSTEL Danish photographer Anders Schønnemann captures beautiful photos of food around the globe (with am emphasis on the Nordics) and has worked with brands like West Elm and Mandarin Oriental to present us with appetizing lifestyle photos. Over the years he’s traveled far and wide for work and pleasure, sampling some of the best restaurants, so I had to ask him which place he is fondest of when it comes to dining. Here’s where he likes to travel for food.   Destination: New York What flavors/spices/textures define the cuisine of this…

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The surprising truth about Indian food

I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the sharpness of chillies (native to Mexico) and the starch of the potatoes (imported from South America) were missing. “No cabbages, cauliflower, peas or carrots, either,” said Kasturirangan Ramanujam, one of the cooks preparing the meal.…

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Dairy And Meat Alternatives Stay On Top Of U.S. Food Investors’ Mind

A new report tracking the U.S. food and beverage investment in 2018 reveals about one-third of the total funding went to dairy- and meat-alternative products, with other categories, including CBD, keto, chips and salty snacks, also receiving a decent amount of investment. The report, compiled by Ryan Williams who directs finance and special projects at Rise Brewing Co., was published on Food + Tech Connect in June. It notes that 2018 saw $1.45bn invested across 200 disclosed transactions in total, with the largest deal involving a $114m funding to the plant-based meat…

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Edible insects? Lab-grown meat? The real future food is lab-grown insect meat

Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration, deforestation — and of course, climate change. Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers at Tufts University. Writing in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, they explain why lab-grown insect meat — fed on plants, and genetically modified for maximum growth, nutrition and flavor — could be a superior green…

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Stingrays Eat Food That Is Harder Than Their Own Jaws

If you’re ever in the Xingu River (a tributary of the Amazon River) in Brazil, look into the fresh flowing water! You might spot one of the endemic spotted rays that call this area home- the Xingu River stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi). Not only are they unique because they are brilliantly colored and in fresh water, but they are part of an unusual group that eat prey that is tougher than their own jaw. This feeding method is call durophagy, and the fishes that consume these hard-shelled animals have evolved this…

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