Rotten – A Review

Netflix’s latest take on the food industry, “Rotten” leaves you feeling uncomfortable, slightly bored and at times very perplexed. Brought you by Zero Point Zero Productions, the same guys behind the Anthony Bourdain shows, the show lacks luster as it delivers some very powerful messages. Through its six episodes, “Rotten” touches upon topics like market … Continue reading Rotten – A Review

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Hydrogenation in Food

Hydrogenation is a chemical process widely used in the food industry. While most of us might be aware of the harmful effects of consuming partially or fully hydrogenated fats, it helps to understand how and why it came about to be used so extensively in modern day food production. What is Hydrogenation? Hydrogenation is the … Continue reading Hydrogenation in Food

Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Sugar and processed food have been inextricably intertwined for decades now. Sugar or sucrose as some call it, has many technological properties that are beneficial for large scale food manufacturers. Before food processing turned industrial, sugar along with salt and fat were used primarily as preservatives. They were added to homemade condiments jams, ketchup, pickles, etc. … Continue reading Sugar: What does it do to our food?

Nature v/s Technology: the changing face of food

The world as we know it is fast changing. Innovation, globalization and the rapid growth of technology is causing the world around us to shrink while doubling up our opportunities. We are moving towards a tomorrow where time is optimized and menial jobs are outsourced to machines. These advancements are causing mammoth changes in our … Continue reading Nature v/s Technology: the changing face of food