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Policy

India should reject the Eat Lancet Commission report and any other groups that push for predominantly plant-based foods

Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The Eat Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health was launched on April 4, 2019  at the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) headquarters, New Delhi, India with the question “Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?’. Dr. Brent Loken from the …

Features

Brahmins obstruct India’s development

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The presence of brahmins as key decision makers in India has adversely affected our progress on many fronts. Their deep-rooted social, cultural and religious mindset often persists inspite of contrary scientific, social or humanitarian logic. If India really wants to and needs to progress at a pace that is appropriate and necessary, …

Assertion

Collector Murali’s ‘controversial’ speech on Brahmanism

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  Round Table India Akunuri Murali, District Collector of Bhupalpally in Telangana, echoed the views of a major section of the Bahujans when he critiqued the dietary practices imposed by Brahminical culture, at a public meeting organised on the occasion of World TB day in the district, saying they led to a deterioration in the …

Thought

Food fascism

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Kancha Ilaiah After the beef festival in Osmania University, Hyderabad, on April 15 — in which 1,500-2,000 students belonging to SC/ST/OBC communities and some faculty members participated — was attacked by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists, food culture has become an issue of national debate. The ABVP and …