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  • This is truly a great

    This is truly a great addition. I have read this dangers of fast food. I really like your way of writing.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Very Useful information, this

    Very Useful information, this is both good reading for, have quite a few good key

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Nice article. However before

    Nice article.
    However before making food labeling mandatory one has to have proper scientific data of the nutrients. Nutritional valve varies based on so many factors.Each brand might claim they use different ingredients. So first these values must be scientfically approved.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
  • Thanks for CSE specially Ms

    Thanks for CSE specially Ms Sunita Narayan for wonderful , educative and socially responsible act of making people aware of the foods we are consuming. Hope those at Policy /Planning and Regulatory levels will at least wake up now and stop continuance of all such businesses which are playing havoc with the lives of millions of Indians including Kids.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Our country is misled with

    Our country is misled with the "fats are bad" fallacy which swept the US in the 80s and has made them cut fats and eat calories instead resulting in a blown up obesity epidemic.

    Sweden has recognised the fallacy and are using more fats than refined carbs as their source of energy (they term it the "Low Cal High Fat" diet) and has begun to see a reverse in obesity levels.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?pagewanted=all

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Another eye opener from CSE.

    Another eye opener from CSE. But this is common sense & we have known this all along. simple home food is best. Can CSE come up with food recipes of old times that uses raagi & millets that used to be staple diet.
    Also white polished rice is one of the culprit that has dislodged other healthy cereals.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Hi All, I am a good food

    Hi All,

    I am a good food lover and cannot stop avoiding all the above mentioned food items. You cannot find good and happy life without those items.

    Could anybody have data like It will be good to have above food at defined timeframes(like weekly once or monthly once) so that could make many to go with precautionary. bottom line : once in a while is 100% good and healthy to have Junk foods. It provides even Health resistance to you automatically. else for simple things people might feel unhealthy..

    Thanks to all participants

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • A good article. It gives a

    A good article. It gives a lot of valuable information. WE all are eating a lot of junks every day without knowing much about the danger of it. So I thank C S E team for an article like this.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • A GOOD ARTICLE .IT IS

    A GOOD ARTICLE .IT IS NECESSARY TO SPREAD THE AIR OF AWAKENESS AMONG THE PARENTS.THIS TYPE OF MATTER SHOULD BE PRESENTED ON T.V. BECAUSE CHILDREN AND EVEN ELDERS EAT WHAT T,V. SAYS OR PUT IN THEIR MINDS.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • JUNK FOOD IS A SILENT & SLOW

    JUNK FOOD IS A SILENT & SLOW KILLER.
    Really, it is a very informative research. My special thanks to Ms. Sunita & her team for the wonderful study.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • It is pretty grim picture.

    It is pretty grim picture. WTO has enabled the multinationals invade our country and make people sick-very-sick. Our country do not have regulations of food safety and whatever little there is, it is not implemented at all. The authorities wait for a calamity to happen to act. There is no will to implement and the corrupt regime lets the MNCs to have their way freely as long as the money serves them. The value of human life is like pests, and rightly so, there are treated as such. CSE has done a good job by highlighting the issue in a scientific manner. This is a beginning and is the alarm bell for the people and the rulers of the country.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • I appreciate the good work

    I appreciate the good work that CSE has done by bringing out the junk food issue to the public domain. But the way the whole debate is going on, i believe we are missing the forest for the trees.

    Trans fats are produced during the process of hydrogenation of oil and ,therefore, found in all types of hydrogenated oils. And hydrogenated oils used in cooking all food dishes we eat outside our homes - be it Mac or our street vendor sold samosa and the unlabeled chips found in supermarket shelves.

    True KFC and Mac should serve as per their stated labels. But what percentage of Indians go to KFC or Mac? Very minuscule.

    So let's focus on the big issue of use of hydrogenated oil in cooking and do something about it.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • This finding is really an eye

    This finding is really an eye opener.
    Hats off to CSE!

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • gee!? you let an american

    gee!? you let an american company come over and sell you food?!? what did you expect really? I live in america and I don't eat mcd/kfc/bkg, I also don't think the indian govt has to tell you that mcd is bad for you. common sense really.

    indians also have to get over kfc garbage, every kfc I saw in india was jam packed with people. kfc's in america are empty and going out of business.

    western culture is idiotic, stop idolizing them and don't eat what they eat.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • great! we need this debate to

    great! we need this debate to stop the obesity epidemic that's hit the western countries. Indians are prone to lifestyle disease due to poor genetic makeup, also we are getting more sedentary. we also have to deal with higher stress, in most of urban India.

    I must thank the CSE for bringing up this debate. we are bombarded with visuals, mostly to the vulnerable target - kids. the corporates like nestle & others are totally disgusting in their lack of morals. they show misleading ads - vitamins in foods to boost their hollow claims.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • The study is an eye opener

    The study is an eye opener that even labels cannot be trusted in India. But at the same time it does not differentiate between natural transfat like CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and the artifitial ones. CLA is shown to protect against cancer and are found in over 2% in milk and meat.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • How can the Indian allowance

    How can the Indian allowance for salt be 6 grams per day? In the US, it is only 1.5 grams a day and people are much heavier on average. "Americans currently consume an average of 3,400 milligrams of salt daily. Excessive intake has been implicated in heart disease, strokes and other maladies costing billions of dollars annually. The new guidelines lower the recommended maximum daily intake of salt from 2,300 milligrams to 1,500 milligrams." For Indians, since they weigh less than Americans, the limit should be around 1.3 grams a day not 6 grams a day.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Hello, I agree with the

    Hello, I agree with the demand for proper labeling, but rest of things are not at all good. If branded products have so much fats and carbohydrates, then what is the food served in hotels, darshinis, rood side food vendors how much of fats, transfats is there in them goods knows definitely it is much more than the listed food here. Even you make bujji in your house then calculate all the above parameters, there is no doubt even your house bajji is also contains all the said components then what make the difference.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • I always wondered how Lays

    I always wondered how Lays chips could be transfat free and now, I know the answer... they never were.

    I would also like to add another item to your list - ban the free toy offers with all kinds of food targeted at children. They don't know any better and most times, neither do their parents. The free toy is really like free poison.

    I think even if the government bans some things, there will be loop holes for these industries to take advantage of. The answer lies with parents; they need to guide their children and not give in every time they ask for junk food.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • A real eye opener Shall be

    A real eye opener Shall be grateful to know whether there is compliance of the Food safety and Standards Act which cameinto force recently

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • THANKS A LOT TO EVERY PERSONS

    THANKS A LOT TO EVERY PERSONS OF C.S.E. FOR PUBLISH ABOUT JUNK AND FAST FOOD ,DRINKS . 1. SPECIAL THANKS FOR MRS SUNITA. 2.A REQUEST TO UPLOAD THE VIDEO INTO YOU TUBE 3.LET IT PUBLISH THROUGH FACE BOOK SITE . 4.LET THE CHILDREN SHOULD EDUCATE THROUGH SCHOOL. 5.PL. REFER THE SAME REQUESTED BY YOGA GURU "SWAMY RAMDEV" DAILY TO THE CHILDREN OF EARLY AGE . 6.REFER ALSO "RAJIV DIXIT" ON YOU TUBE TO AVOID FAST FOOD AND COLD DRINKS WHICH IS HIGHLY HARM FULL TO HEALTH .GET THE DETAIL ANALYSIS ABOUT.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • THANKS A LOT TO EVERY PERSONS

    THANKS A LOT TO EVERY PERSONS OF C.S.E. FOR PUBLISH ABOUT JUNK AND FAST FOOD ,DRINKS .

    1. SPECIAL THANKS FOR MRS SUNITA.

    2.A REQUEST TO UPLOAD THE VIDEO INTO YOU TUBE

    3.LET IT PUBLISH THROUGH FACE BOOK SITE .

    4.LET THE CHILDREN SHOULD EDUCATE THROUGH SCHOOL.

    5.PL. REFER THE SAME REQUESTED BY YOGA GURU "SWAMY

    RAMDEV" DAILY TO THE CHILDREN OF EARLY AGE .

    6.REFER ALSO "RAJIV DIXIT" ON YOU TUBE TO AVOID

    FAST FOOD AND COLD DRINKS WHICH IS HIGHLY HARM FULL

    TO HEALTH .GET THE DETAIL ANALYSIS ABOUT.


    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • 'Junk food villains' truely

    'Junk food villains' truely becomes a kitchroom tool and mother's recipe.

    One more area of "What India needs to do" could be education is schools during PT classes and in EVS. Children should know and understand health issues from their early days. Education with fun and education during early days will make our children 'stronger' generation that ours. (I don't know if this suggestion is being heard.)



    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Really,its a Very important

    Really,its a Very important article on dangers of fast food,especially for the CHILDREN.

    2.I've also watched Ms Sunita's interview on Star TV.

    3.I support you and also suggest to prepare a one page Research Information and put it on You Tube or on Blogs and on social network webs like facebook etc. If a simple song like "kolavery-D" goes HIT via internet then YOUR RESEARCH HAS ALL MERITS TO REACH EVERY INDIAN.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • They won't dare to do that in

    They won't dare to do that in the US because they know they would be sued for millions of dollars. In the rest of the world where these multinationals do business, they know that there are ways to take advantage of loopholes plus they know that most Indian consumers are not as aware of nutritional values before they consume any packed food. So we need both awareness and stricter laws or at least someone to sue one of these companies big time be it Indian or multinational.

    Thanks for bringing this out in the open and blowing the lid. This will at least wake up the slumbering authorities who are paid to protect consumer interests.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • It has been known for a long

    It has been known for a long time that they are a disaster for the body by reducing the body to the status of junk.Modern day sedentary lifestyle coupled with high fat,sugar and salt food is a perfect recipe for the body playing host to number of diseases.Western foods like these have made us turn away from traditional snacks which are nutritious and tasty.Govt should seriously consider regulating them in the best interest of the society as these are depleting the vitality and reducing the productivity of the people.With the advancement made in the medicine one can claim to overcome the diseases and live longer but it's not about longevity it's the quality that matters.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Wish Subway was also included

    Wish Subway was also included in the survey. its increasingly being marketed as healthy, and the website lacks any nutritional info breakdown for what is served in India.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Dear writers of this

    Dear writers of this article,

    It was a good piece of information.

    In addition to the mandatory labeling given in the fourth point, there also should be information what National Institute of Nutrition prescribes for a day.

    For example in this article, it writes that NIN prescribes 20 g of sugar is ideal for a day.

    This information for fat, trans fat and salt should be provided on the wrappers thus helping an average person to identify the facts right when purchasing.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
  • Very important article on

    Very important article on dangers of fast food being doled out by popular brands. Imported GMO's would surely have found their way into our food system. Need to bring pressure on our Govt into making labeling of GMO's mandatory.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 4 years ago | Reply
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