LONGFORM AND COVER STORIES
AN OPEN LETTER TO SANIA MIRZA
The truth of the matter is that antibiotics are rampantly misused in India by the poultry industry to fatten chicken in less time and with less feed for commercial gains
SAFEGUARDING OZONE AND EARTH
As we celebrate the 22nd International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone, the author takes a look at what should be done to protect Earth's shield without heating up the planet
TRANSFATS IN OIL
The laboratory study that highlighted the need to set transfat standards in edible oil. The food safety authority acted but quite late. India will now eliminate transfats in oil only by 2022.
PESTICIDE IN SOFT DRINKS: 2006 STUDY
This laboratory study highlighted the fact that despite the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report, the cola companies were still not doing enough to eliminate pesticide residues from their products.
PESTICIDE IN SOFT DRINKS: 2003 STUDY
This laboratory study highlighted the presence of pesticide residues in cola drinks. This study led to the setting-up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), the fifth in the history of India. The JPC report led to the setting-up of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
ANTIBIOTICS IN HONEY
A laboratory study that highlighted the misused of antibiotics in food industry. The study found multiple antibiotics in honey samples produced in India and those imported from abroad. Post this study, the food safety authority set tolerance limit for antibiotics in honey.
ANTIBIOTICS IN CHICKEN
India’s first publicly released laboratory study that checked the residues on antibiotics in chicken meat and convinced the food safety authority to set antibiotic standards in fish, meat and milk products.