Blogs

09/06/2022 - 17:14

A few days back on a weekend, my aunt wanted to buy some clothes; and I tagged along. We stopped by the Reliance Trends store in Chennai around 11 am. After an hour of selecting clothes and trying them on, we approached the billing counter. They had only two of the five counters open for billing and it had unimaginably long queues. As we neared the till I heard the sales executive charging Rs.8 for small-sized shopping bags and Rs.10 for the bigger ones.

07/04/2022 - 12:42

Advertisements play a major role in influencing consumers to buy a product or service. The purpose of an advertisement should be to  give information on a particular product or service which will then assist the consumer in making an informed decision about purchase.  However, sometimes advertisements stray from this action and instead, promote content that is manipulative and unethical. These could potentially  harm, mislead and injure consumers.

17/11/2021 - 18:16

According to the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) Diabetes Atlas, one in six people with diabetes in the world are in India and according to the 2019 census, 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes.

12/08/2021 - 10:21

Front of Pack Labels (FoPL) are simplified, decipherable information of certain nutrients of concern like fat, salt and sugar on pre-packed or processed foods. FoPL is designed to help consumers identify and compare between products at the point of purchase. The information on FoPL therefore needs to be placed in such a manner that  the information is noticeable and easily understandable. 

08/01/2021 - 13:37

Reading nutritional facts on labels is important - read on to understand the basics of a nutrition labels.

12/10/2020 - 17:00

This article briefly explains trans fat regulations impleemented by different countries and the efforts of WHO to eliminate trans fat from global food supply.

14/05/2020 - 15:29

It is high time the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSSAI), notified the regulations reducing trans fat limits, to save people from non communicable diseases. Regulations on trans fat, issued by FSSAI from time to time, are captured in this blog.

30/04/2020 - 14:51

This article serves as a ready reckoner for us to eat healthy during quarantine times and lists out food categories that contain high trans fat. 

15/02/2020 - 08:52

Harish conducts a road safety assessment of eight schools in Chennai and highlights the hurdles faced by children daily.

09/12/2019 - 11:05

What is trans fat and why is it a silent killer? This blog explains how trans fat came to be produced and how it can affect your health.