Do animals have a fundamental right to life ? The question sums up the ethical, environmental, philosophical and legal issues raised by the killing of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala with explosives hidden in fruit. While animal lovers across India are outraged, the incident is not an isolated one. The jaw exploder device concealed in foodstuffs is the leading cause of elephant deaths in Sri Lanka and is used in India against wild boars and sloth bears. The Uttarakhand High Court upheld animals' right to life in a 2018 order which declared the entire animal kingdom as a legal entity, rather than a chunk of property. As a jurisitic person, animals can be represented by a custodian. The same logic was deployed in the Ram Janambhoomi case, where the idol of Ram Lalla was represented in court by a friend . Earlier, the Uttarakhand High Court had held that rivers, too, were juristic persons (the order was stayed by the Supreme Court).
Savannah Kinzer brought the masks to the Cambridge store on Wednesday and handed them out to co workers, she told The Boston Globe.When she and her colleagues put them on, the manager told them they either had to remove the masks or go home. Seven of them walked out.
Then there are the cosmetics we use. Women love to pose for selfies with a close up of their puckered lips, but how many know that some lipsticks and blushers have cochineal dye, which is collected from crushed cochineal beetles? The insects feed on cactus plants in Central and South America and the females eat the red cactus berries. When they re crushed, an intense red dye is produced. Mascaras and nail polishes also contain guanine, a crystalline shimmering substance found in crushed fish scales. Animal fat like tallow is common in eye makeup or makeup base. The carcasses of slaughtered animals are boiled to churn out a fatty substance, which is added to the base that you could be applying on your face almost every day. Squalene, an oil obtained from shark livers, finds widespread use in sunscreens, lipsticks, foundations, lotions and many other cosmetics. Even gelatin, used in cream based cosmetics and even ice cream, is processed by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals.Makeup removers, too, aren ''t devoid of weird ingredients, as they contain lanolin, excretion from wool bearing mammals. Ambergris, derived from the waxy oil that lines a whale s stomach, is used for the scent in perfumes.The icky factor doesn t end here. Snail mucin is big in K beauty for its hydrating potential and regeneration of skin, as it contains glycolic acid and glycoprotein enzymes. Snail slime, an unpleasant, slippery and thick semi solid substance, is processed and packaged as creams, gels, serums, toners, moisturisers and gel face masks experts say snail beauty therapy has been big in south Asian countries like Japan, China and the West for some time now. In fact, snail farming, known as heliciculture, involves raising land snails for human use: flesh is used as edible escargot, eggs as gourmet caviar and slime for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.Italy ''s largest agriculture industry association Coldiretti recently estimated that 44,000 tonnes of live and preserved snails are produced annually in the country, making it an industry worth $292 million. We are seeing record numbers of new avant garde snail production businesses, claimed Roberto Moncalvo, president, Coldiretti. We raise them naturally, feed them only vegetable matter and then extract the slime with water that contains ozone, which kills all the bacteria, Moncalvo added (the lockdown has, however, had a negative impact on snail businesses in Italy because farmers haven ''t been able to transport produce. The government has now set up a 100 million euro fund to support agricultural businesses).Closer home, the Nagas relish river snails cooked with dal. Speaking of food, even that industry isn ''t far behind when it comes to making use of creepy and weird ingredients. If you love marshmallows, maybe you ve been topping off a whole lot of animal protein on your scrumptious strawberry shake for years, as marshmallows are made from gelatin.Some foods may be sweet in taste, but a slight mention of the ingredient will leave you sick. Take, for instance, a colourful candy coated with shellac, a sticky substance derived from the secretions of the female Kerria lacca, an insect native to Thailand. Jelly beans pack a punch of gooeyness but they use shellac too. And don t be amazed if you find ocean saltwater injected into food. Some packaged meats like raw chicken may contain salt or other ingredients injected into them to enhance flavour and increase the weight.Do you like sprinkling loads of shredded cheese on your pizza? Cheese has wood pulp, officially ascribed as cellulose to boost fibre and add creaminess to low fat foods and to help keep shredded cheese from clumping together. Ingredients like rennet, an enzyme found in the stomach of nursing cows, lambs and goats, which is extracted by killing the animal, are also found in cheese.Chewing gum is made with lanolin a secretion from the skin glands of sheep which makes it chewy. Chewing gums that don ''t use lanolin are often made out of synthetic rubbers instead. Canned mushrooms also have traces of maggots and mites. You may, in fact, find an average of 75 or more mites per 100 gm of drained mushrooms and the proportionate liquid in a can.Even beers are filtered through isinglass, a gelatin made out of fish bladder. Animal rights group PETA, in fact, warns on its website that many wines include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fibre from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin and isinglass . The animals rights group has also asked luxury brands to stop using exotic skins, and wants a ban on their sale.While that may still take some time, Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus crisis, has completely banned the consumption of wild animals and has made wildlife trade illegal. The ban includes all terrestrial animals, animals that live and reproduce in the wilderness, and precious aquatic wild animals. In April, the Chinese ministry of agriculture and rural affairs compiled a list of special livestock non domesticated animals like reindeer, alpaca, guinea fowl, ostrich and emu can be farmed for meat, while animals like mink, silver fox, arctic fox and raccoon dog can be farmed for fur. China has also upgraded the protection of the pangolin believed to be the intermediate host of the virus to that of first class protected animal on a par with other endangered species like giant pandas. And Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.Colombia s capital Bogota, one of the oldest bullfighting cities in the Americas, has also outlawed the mistreatment and killing of animals in a move aimed at eventually banning the events. The Scottish government is also going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a 180 million pound export business to the US, which plans to stop import of fish from countries which allow seals to be killed to protect fisheries, as per reports.
KINGSEY FALLS, QC - Cascades (TSX: CAS), a leader in eco friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables. Designed for producers, packers and retailers, Cascades Fresh packaging solutions meet the needs of this key industry while also addressing consumers; concerns about the environmental footprint of their foodstuffs. Through this new range of products, Cascades brings the circular economy to life by using different types of cardboard and recovered plastics to offer a full and multi material range of eco friendly, recycled and 100% recyclable products to reduce the environmental footprint of packaging used in the produce sector. The various products include trays made from PETE, LDPETE and cardboard, baskets, carriers and corrugated cardboard boxes as well as a number of sturdy and leakproof options.
During pregnancy growing a belly, being tired, mood swings, cravings for particular foods and the likes, are all normal, temporary, and harmless changes. However there are two other changes that may have a long lasting impact on your heart; that is: high blood pressure during pregnancy and diabetes. The development of high blood pressure during pregnancy is called preeclampsia and pregnancy related diabetes is called gestational diabetes. Both of these are different from regular high blood pressure and regular diabetes because they get "cured" post delivery.If you do develop preeclampsia or gestational diabetes during pregnancy, your doctor will track your blood pressure and blood sugar regularly and will ask you to do the same. Diet however is the one aspect that plays an important role in helping you manage both of the said hazards. Let''s take a look and find out how...
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Khichdi is one of the most popular dishes that every Indian is familiar with and is widely used in all parts of the country. Ola has transformed the ;humble Khichdi; into a healthy, versatile and exciting meal that is not only healthy but also appeals to the palate, ;said Pranay Jivrajka, CEO of Ola Foods.The ridesharing app currently offers 16 Khichdi variants. Inspired by the rich flavors available in different parts of India, the Ola Khichdi Experiment menu includes Tadkewali Dal Khichdi, Mumbai Paav Bhaji Khichdi, Langarwali Dal Khichdi, Bengali Panch Phoran Khichdi and Palak Paneer Khichdi.
If you crave a piping hot khichdi this winter, Ola has a surprise for you. With its new Khichdi Experiment, the ride hailing app has given a spin to the ultimate 'desi comfort food'. After months of experiments in its kitchens, Ola has reinvented India''s most loved dish in a never seen before avatar.Khichdi is one of the most popular dishes that every Indian is familiar with and is widely consumed across all parts of the country. Ola has redefined the "humble khichdi into a wholesome, versatile and exciting meal that is not only healthy but appealing to the taste buds," said Pranay Jivrajka, CEO, Ola Foods.
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The research report provides complete data about the Global Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Market SWOT Analysis, Technology, Value, Development amp; Trends, Regional Forecast to 2020 2029Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Market Report gives you competition analysis of various segments and sub segments such as type, scope, applications, end users, key players and major key geographies. The research analysis also includes other types of qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Market and affects the business strategies of the leading players (Ardo Group, Birds Eye Foods, Bonduelle, ConAgra Foods, Lamb Weston, Geest Limited, Gelagri Bretagne SA, H.J. Heinz Company, Unifrost NV) operating in the frozen fruits and vegetables market. This Report provided a deep of the vendor landscape to give you a comprehensive idea of current and future competitive scenarios of the frozen fruits and vegetables market.
New York City, NY: December 12, 2019 - The MarketResearch.Biz report analyses the leading players of the global Frozen Fruits and Vegetables market by inspecting their market share, recent improvements, new product dispatches, associations, mergers, or acquisitions, and their objective markets. This report includes an exhaustive investigation of their product profiles to investigate the products and applications their activities are focused on in the global Frozen Fruits and Vegetables market. The major manufacturers covered in this report: Ardo NV, Dole Food Company Inc, General Mills Inc, J. Heinz Company, L.P., Simplot Australia Pty. Ltd, General Mills Inc, Bonduelle SA, Findus Sverige AB, Conagra Brands Inc, Pinnacle Foods Inc
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where the insulin your pancreas makes can ''t work properly, or your pancreas can ''t make enough insulin. This impaired process can pose serious health risks if you have type 2 diabetes because the release of insulin helps to regulate blood sugar levels. If left untreated, unregulated blood sugar levels can lead to life threatening health complications such as heart disease and stroke.Luckily, making simple dietary tweaks can help to control blood sugar levels and certain foods have been shown to be more effective than others at fuelling this process.
Speaking at the meeting in Kaduna, Dr Ishaq Bello, project manager, Milk Value Chain Foundation, said the MWP was a five year dairy development project driven by a partnership between Arla Foods, Danish Food and Agricultural Council SEGES, CARE Denmark and CORET in Nigeria.He said the aim of the project was to establish cattle ranches for grazing and milk production through the use of modern equipment and assist Fulani nomads to process their milk for the market.
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Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn''t produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body''s cells don''t react to insulin, and because of the body ''s poor insulin production, blood sugar levels in the body keep rising. Over time, if left untreated, rising blood sugar levels can pose life threatening health risks, such as heart disease and stroke, so it is important to regulate blood sugar levels.Modifying your diet plays an essential in managing blood sugar levels as certain foods have been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and slow the rate of absorption of food into the bloodstream a mechanism that helps to control blood sugar spikes after meals.
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World diabetes day is observed on every 14 November. This day promotes the importance of taking necessary steps to control diabetes as a critical health issue. Every year, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on a dedicated theme. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019 is Family and Diabetes. This theme strives to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family. It promotes the role of the family in management, prevention, care and creating awareness about diabetes. Diabetes is affecting a huge population today. There is an urgent need to take necessary prevention steps to control diabetes and complications related to it. Your diet can have a huge impact on your blood sugar levels. There are some foods which can help you control blood sugar level naturally. Here are some superfoods which every diabetes patient can add to their diet.