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Food Organic, Packaging Plastic?

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One of my social media like minded friends, Bimal Das ji, asked valid question. Indian market is now flooded with so called organic products. It is different thing that, common mass is not aware about real meaning of organic food. And packaging still attracts better than quality. So all so called organic food is sold in plastic packaging. Sometimes, I wonder, how come organic food has long shelf life when the material used to pack will degrade its prana rapidly.

What is the impact of packaging material used to carry organic food?

It certainly has impact. Negative impact. Both packaging and storage.

Ghee, Honey, Jaggery – always in glass bottles. Preferably no sunlight exposure. Chinai mitti as option.

Fruits, vegetables and grains transport in hemp bags.

 

Bimal Das ji responded

“Plastics no because polymers, additives and plasticisers leach into food which are mostly carcinogenic .

Glass and mitti jars were only packing containers before , however they are fragile, heavy and may cause transportation loss.

There is scope for research in this field. Till then use local and refill your own containers from neighborhood shops as before.

Local pickles, dairy products, bakery products all were there, let us bring them back.”

Here is the interesting option shared. Link by @james bong on FB

Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging

Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging

While hemp fiber is classically associated with being as a textile fiber such as for t-shirts, there are many other uses. Of course not all hemp fibers are textile grade, such as those that are the stalks from hemp seed crops. Consequently, a European research project is unpacking the properties of hemp into natural, renewable & biodegradable food packaging. And we’re not talking about rough burlap bags or paper forms. It’s a true plastic and is commonly referred to as bioplastic since it’s not derived from petroleum.

The Traysrenew project in the European Union (EU) was a multi-year project involving a consortium of manufacturers drawn from across the supply chain with researchers from Spain and England. The goal was to produce food trays for poultry products that are cost effective, renewable, and higher performance than their conventional counterparts which are made of Polystyrene (PS) or Polypropylene (PP). The food trays would be made from biopolymers which are derived from bast fiber plants including hemp and flax. The poultry sector was chosen due to its high volume, being that it produces approximately 11 million tons of meat annually in the EU, with an average per capita consumption of 50.6 pounds (23 kg) each year.

The interest on this kind of green packaging is being driven by both the industry and consumers. Manufacturers want lower costs and increased shelf life; consumers want fresh and safe food available in addition to products that reflect their values.

 

 

अन्नदोष and downfall

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One of the prime reasons mentioned by Acharya ji in this video. It is rotten food system responsible for so many of us pretending of sleeping.

For last 60 years or so, this fertile land’s custodians were fooled or forced by govt/politicians/paid scientists and MNCs. They were made to believe that applying chemicals in agriculture is must and cool thing to do. All presented by modernism is spotless without any side-effects. Toxic fruits are ripe now.

दोष is not just in how we grow food but how we handle it, exchange it, cook it and have it! At all stages, we have started disrespecting it.

खादन्न गच्छामि हसन्न जल्पे
गतं न शोचामि कृतं न मन्ये ।
द्वाभ्यां तृतीयो न भवामि राजन्
किं कारणं भोज भवामि मूर्खः ॥

 
O King! I never eat while standing or walking, never speak while laughing, never repent for what is gone in past, never boast for my achievements, never interfere in others talk, then how can you say I am fool?
 
हे भोज ! मैं खड़े खड़े या चलते चलते खाना खाता नहीं,; हँसते हँसते बोलता नहीं हूँ; बीते हुए का शोक नहीं करता; किये हुए का अभिमान नहीं करता; दो लोग बात करते हो, तब बीच में तीसरा नहीं बनता; तो फिर किस कारण से मैं मूर्ख बना ?

जब हम किसी सुविधा के आदी (गुलाम) हो जाते है या जब कोई चीज प्रतिष्ठा का प्रश्न बना दी जाती है या जब कोई चीज घर घर में पहुँच जाती है, तब वह चाहे कितनी भी अवैज्ञानिक क्यों न हो कितने ही रोग पैदा कराने वाली क्यूँ न हो , हम अपने मानसिक विकारों (लत,दिखावा, भेड़चाल आदि) के कारण उसकी असलियत को जानना ही नहीं चाहते है और यदि कोई बता दे तो वही व्यक्ति को हम दक़ियानूसी मानते है और इन मानसिक विकारों के कारण हमारे दिमाग मे सेकड़ों तर्क उठने लगते है, हमारी हर परम्पराओं मे वैज्ञानिकता थी हम भारतियों ने जड़ विज्ञान की अपेक्षा चेतन्य विज्ञान पर अधिक बल दिया और चेतन्य के आगे जड़ कही नहीं टिकता आज के युवा कब समझेंगे ?

खड़े होकर भोजन करने से हानियाँ : ( Buffet System’s disadvantage )

– खड़े होकर भोजन करने से निचले अंगों में वात रोग (कब्ज, गैस, घुटनों का दर्द, कमर दर्द आदि) बढ़ते है, और कब्ज बीमारियों का बादशाह है ।

– खड़े होकर भोजन करने से यौन रोगो की संभावना प्रबल होती है, जिसमे नपुंसकता, किडनी की बीमारियाँ, पथरी रोग

– पैरो में जूते चप्पल होने से पैर गरम रहते है जबकि आयुर्वेद के अनुसार भोजन करते समय पैर ठंडे रहने चाहिए, इसलिए हमारे देश में भोजन करने से पहले हाथ के साथ पैर धोने की परंपरा है !

– बार बार कतार मे लगने से बचने के लिए थाली को अधिक भर लिया जाता है जिससे जूठन अधिक छोडी जाती है, और अन्न देवता का अपमान है, खड़े होकर भोजन करने की आदत असुरो की है भारतीयों की नहीं ।

-From bharat swabhiman trust meterial

Woven Into Visuals : Catch22 of Agri Chemicals, Fruits and Vegetables

Maximum pesticides are used to grow fruits and vegetables 😉 Catch 22.

Why Catch22?

catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.

Since fruits and vegetables are  prescribed by doctors as antioxidants but you cannot have it because of loaded with chemicals! Catch-22!

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Agro chemicals have tendency to act as magnet of minerals. Esp. Glyphosate . They suck minerals from soil and food. Bind and suck metals.

Reason why your food is now critical poor in minerals. Even supplements won’t work if you are eating pesticides loaded food.

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Glufosinate is as dangerous as glyphosate for our biology – not just because of its toxicity, or because of whatever else they put into the herbicide package, but also because glufosinate, like glyphosate, is an analog of (mimic of) one of the canonical twenty amino acids that are the basic building blocks of all life, from bacteria onwards to humans. Glufosinate is an analog of glutamic acid, while glyphosate is analog of glycine. Both Glycine and glutamic acids are two out of twenty amino acids that all life is made of.

More here:

Beware of GM Mustard, and glufosinate tolerant GM crops

Spirituality is joke in hungry society: भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला

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भूखे भजन न होय गोपाला..
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नाम के ऊपर वाणी है; क्योंकि वाणी द्वारा ही नाम का उच्चारण होता है। इसे ब्रह्म का एक रूप माना जा सकता है। वाणी के ऊपर संकल्प है; क्योंकि संकल्प ही मन को प्रेरित करता है। संकल्प के ऊपर चित्त है; क्योंकि चित्त ही संकल्प करने की प्रेरणा देता है। चित्त से भी ऊपर ध्यान है; क्योंकि ध्यान लगाने पर ही चित्त संकल्प की प्रेरणा देता है। ध्यान से ऊपर विज्ञान है; क्योंकि विज्ञान का ज्ञान होने पर ही हम सत्य-असत्य का पता लगाकर लाभदायक वस्तु पर ध्यान केन्द्रित करते हैं। विज्ञान से श्रेष्ठ बल है और बल से भी श्रेष्ठ अन्न है; क्योंकि भूखे रहकर न बल होगा, न विज्ञान होगा, न ध्यान लगाया जा सकेगा।

For me, not only poor but malnourished middle class kids are also poor as they don’t get the right food too! Not only physical food, our hunger for sensual gratification is highest in the history due to constant bombardment by media and hormonally imbalanced food. This will also hamper our individual and collective spiritual journey.

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Was Shri Krishna Socialist/communist ?

नात्यश्नतस्तु योगोऽस्ति न चैकान्तमनश्नतः।
न चातिस्वप्नशीलस्य जाग्रतो नैव चार्जुन।।6.16।।

Don’t see “Demanding food for mass” with socialist or communist lenses.

It is pre-requisite for साधना. When not fulfilled, you cannot find spiritually eager critical mass. Without such critical mass, dharma? राष्ट्र? hmmm. All the best (y) Try it out.

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Lack of Ghee(Fatty acids), Teenage and Anxiety disorder in Adult age

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You ignore your teen boy/girl’s diet now, deprive them of vital omega fatty acids during brain growth period and you gift them anxiety and entire gamut of neurological disorders in adult life!!

And don’t feel sad for increasing cases of suicide! We as a society failed our future generation!

The structure and function of the brain continue to change throughout adolescence, at the same time that teenagers gain increasing independence and begin to make their own food choices. Since high-calorie, low-quality diets tend to be more affordable than healthy ones, teenagers may opt for foods that lack key nutrients important for brain health such as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), which cannot be produced by the human body and must be obtained from foods such as Ghee, fish and vegetables.


Research


Amplification of mGlu5-endocannabinoid signaling rescues behavioral and synaptic deficits in a mouse model of adolescent and adult dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids imbalance

Energy-dense, yet nutritionally-poor food is a high-risk factor for mental health disorders. This is of particular concern during adolescence, a period often associated with increased consumption of low nutritional content food and higher prevalence of mental health disorders. Indeed, there is an urgent need to understand the mechanisms linking unhealthy diet and mental disorders. Deficiency in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFAs) is a hallmark of poor nutrition and mood disorders. Here, we developed a mouse model of n-3 PUFAs deficiency lasting from adolescence into adulthood. Starting nutritional deficits in dietary n-3 PUFAs during adolescence decreased n-3 PUFAs in both medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and nucleus accumbens, increased anxiety-like behavior and decreased cognitive function in adulthood. Importantly, we discovered that endocannabinoid/mGlu5-mediated long-term depression in the mPFC and accumbens was abolished in adult n-3-deficient mice. Additionally, mPFC NMDAR-dependent long-term potentiation was also lacking in the n-3-deficient group. Pharmacological enhancement of the mGlu5/eCB signaling complex, by positive allosteric modulation of mGlu5 or inhibition of endocannabinoid 2-arachidonylglycerol (2-AG) degradation, fully restored synaptic plasticity and normalized emotional and cognitive behaviors in malnourished adult mice. Our data support a model where nutrition is a key environmental factor influencing the working synaptic range into adulthood, long after the end of the perinatal period. These findings have important implications for the identification of nutritional risk factors for disease and design of new treatments for the behavioral deficits associated with nutritional n-3 PUFAs’ deficiency.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2017/06/20/JNEUROSCI.3516-16.2017

Fear-led supplements vs Life-loving wholesome food

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There are 3 ways ahead if you are nutrient deficient.
 
1) Local wholesome food
2) Exotic non-local food (non-veg in grassland)
3) Supplements
 
Only first one is non-destructive, self-sustaining, totally healthy.
 
In second model, there is a chance of contraindications as it is not your native food. If not short term, surely long term old-age issues.
 
Third one is mere placebo. You spend money and get no real benefits except few cases like folic acid. You also create digestive track torture due to extra digestion of chemicals!

In a well-nourished child with a properly functioning immune system, viral infections are typically subclinical or exceedingly mild. Malnourishment, in particular vitamin A deficiency, is a primary cause of poor outcomes. One of the most effective ways to ensure that a viral illness runs a mild or benign course is to provide children with adequate stores of vitamin A prior to exposure.

Instead of putting efforts in providing our children, future citizens, proper diet, we either submit lives to FEAR (Vaccines) or EGO (Post-viral-attack medicines).

Learn to set priorities right and save unnecessary hurdles in life.

Infection prone monsoon comes only after we have had enough Vitamin A rich mangoes 🙂

Mother nature is very kind. She always want to see her kids flourishing, achieving life-goals.

You are what your mother ate!

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I extend this research and say: you are what your 7 generations ate. Not only food, but also mental imprints, habits, conditioning and all!

So, your food habits (or all habits) in teen age or youth , are not only affecting your old age but all upcoming generations! Don’t curse them by your mindless living!

If you have teen-age boy and girl, groom them. Explain them importance of living and eating disciplined food!

Do read, learn and take care for all would-be mothers! Parenting is National duty!


Research


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You are what your mother eats

For years, pregnant mothers have questioned their nutritional habits: “Will eating more cause my baby to be overweight?”  Or, “I’m eating for two, so it won’t hurt to have an extra serving, right?”

While many factors, such as the age of the mother, overall health and genetics ultimately play a role, the correlation between a mother’s nutrition habits and metabolism has been proved to directly impact the growth of her child. And researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, believe they may be one step closer to knowing why.

In a study published online in Nature Communications, the research team, led by Jae W. Lee, Ph.D., has demonstrated that two neurons key to growth and metabolism — GHRH and AgRP — are developmentally interconnected.

Located in the hypothalamus region of the brain, within a grouping of neurons known as the arcuate nucleus, GHRH, or growth hormone-release hormone, neurons orchestrate body growth and maturation. Meanwhile, AgRP, or Agouti-related peptide, neurons stimulate feeding and suppress energy usage.

https://news.ohsu.edu/2018/05/23/you-are-what-your-mother-eats

प्राण वाहक Fore-tellers fruit trees : Mango

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Trees and plants are called औषध in Veda. It is not a random statement! They indeed are! Plant based Food is our primary medicine!Longer the tree lives, more it can codify environment markers into fruit’s genes (आम,जामुन ). One can beat any climate change! Think about it!

Right, mango is called King of the fruits. But do we really have access to pure and real stuff?

Do you know why mango is so great fruit?

There is a saying in Gujarati: ઉતાવળે આંબા ના પાકે.

It means, Mango trees don’t grow in haste. They need time.

With hybridization and grafting, we reduced the duration in which mango tree can bear fruits.

Is it useful? Can such mangoes bear benefits like protection against inflammation like cancer?

Fruit trees and food crops are fore-tellers. They are essential element in food feedback chain. They predict the future (based on past and present) and parcel protection as fruits for पशु (including humans). So that we can face the challenges in form of extreme weather events.

You many call it antioxidant and what not. Basically, it is God’s blessings.

And for this reason, only local fruits and crops are advisable. Exotic does not help much.

Naturally, mango tree takes 20-25 years before it can give fruits in abundance. More time spent alive, more environmental information is codified in mango’s genes. So when we eat fruit from such mango trees, we naturally get all protection learning against environmental odds which mango tree has accumulated during past 20 odd years in fruit’s genes, bacteria and viruses. Such trees can bestow real essence in their fruits. Essence = प्राण = Avoidance of cancer and diabetes.

What is happening now?

1) For greed, we use कलमी trees. These trees give fruits within 3-4 years. Not much experiences with global environmental events compare to real mango trees planted 20-30 years back. Lack of Essence = प्राण. So not much helpful in prevention of Cancer and Diabetes

2) Chemical pesticides and hormone injections to increase yield

3) Unnatural ripen processes

All benefits compromised. Action items for all mango lovers : Plant mango trees this monsoon so your grandchildren will get real fruit benefits. There is saying in Gujarati: ઉતાવળે આંબા ના પાકે. Mango cannot be ripen in haste and hurry. But then who has time to focus so much on food? We have all the time to discuss Bombay Velvet but food? Another such essence-rich, प्राणयुक्त fruit is अनार દાડમ. But now farmers harvest it so early and unnaturally that all essence is compromised.Real essence of mango is in its seed. Pure consciousness. will try to write about it someday.


Mango health benefits


For example, a new study in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine reports that mango extract given to mice protected against photoaging (translation: skin damage such as wrinkles and skin cancer) associated with ultraviolet B rays. A Texas study reported that mango extract was effective in inhibiting colon cancer cell growth.

 

https://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/why-you-need-more-mango

Butter-Milk and Summer Dieseases

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सर्व रोग हरं तक्रम् |
All diseases of summer heat can be cured by taking छास/तक्र (butter milk) daily.

Source of तक्र : Ethically obtained milk of Desi Gau (No hormone injections, no artificial pregnancy, no exploitation of calf, no food starvation, enough fresh flowing water, enough pastures to graze, no processed food, no antibiotics, no ghettos but free grazing)

छास/तक्र obtained and administered ethically can cure cancer too.

Protein Delusion and The Chicken Butter Masala Generation

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Sorry to say but,we, the Indian Educated class, is dumbest in the world!
 
Traditionally meat eating countries are changing their habit while Indians are changing their healthy habits!! (Germany banned recently.)
 
Rajiv Malhotra shared
 
“If India banned meat it would be called saffronization. But since Germany did it on scientific grounds, it becomes “progressive and liberal” for Indians suffering inferiority complex. “
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/germany-meat-ban-environment-ministry_us_58ae1b24e4b01406012f962b?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004
 
Chicken butter masala generation! 😀 lol Deserve the blow! Be ready for it!
 
Idiotic mimicry of diet!!
 
Even those for whom meat is local food, they are not worried about animal farming based meat!!
 
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The roles of different dietary proteins in the aetiology of type 2 diabetes (T2D) remain unclear. We investigated the associations of dietary proteins with the risk of incident T2D in Finnish men from the prospective Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. The study included 2332 men aged 42–60 years at the baseline examinations in 1984–1989. Protein intakes were calculated from 4-d dietary records. Incident T2D was determined by self-administered questionnaires, fasting blood glucose measurements, 2-h oral glucose tolerance tests, and with national registers. The multivariable-adjusted risk of T2D on the basis of protein intakes was compared by the Cox proportional hazard ratios (HR). During the mean follow-up of 19·3 years, 432 incident T2D cases were identified. Total, animal, meat or dairy product protein intakes were not associated with risk of T2D when the potential confounders were accounted for. Plant (multivariable-adjusted extreme-quartile HR 0·65; 95 % CI 0·42, 1·00; P trend 0·04) and egg (HR 0·67; 95 % CI 0·44, 1·00; P trend 0·03) protein intakes were associated with a decreased risk of T2D. Adjustments for BMI, plasma glucose and serum insulin slightly attenuated associations. Replacing 1 % energy from carbohydrates with energy from protein was associated with a 5 % (95 % CI 0, 11) increased risk of T2D, but adjustment for fibre intake attenuated the association. Replacing 1 % of energy from animal protein with energy from plant protein was associated with 18 % (95 % CI 0, 32) decreased risk of T2D. This association remained after adjusting for BMI. In conclusion, favouring plant and egg proteins appeared to be beneficial in preventing T2D.
 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/intake-of-different-dietary-proteins-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-men-the-kuopio-ischaemic-heart-disease-risk-factor-study/1929E2CC34B0A504B3A045FAA0569CA3
 
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Side note about meat and antibiotics
 
Vipin Gupta shared this yesterday:
 
चिकेन खाना बंद करें
कल एक मुल्ला जी मेरे पास आए अपनी 99 किलो की बेग़म को लेकर। आते ही कहने लगे – डाकसाब बेग़म को दुबला कर दीजिये, आपने फलां का वजन कम कर दिया, फलां को फिर से जवान बना दिया।
बेग़म भी कहने लगीं, “मैंने हर कोशिश कर ली, वीएलसीसी भी कर लिया, थोड़ा कम होता है फिर पहले से भी ज्यादा हो जाता है।“
“कब से बढ़ रहा है?” मैंने पूंछा
“जब से छोटी बेटी हुई, अप्रेसन से”
(सर्जरी = एंटिबायोटिक्स)
मैंने मुल्ला जी से पूंछा, “आप क्या काम करते हैं?”
“पॉल्ट्री फार्म है”
“कैसा चल रहा है?”
“बढ़िया, 50 दिनों में ब्रायलर ढाई किलो का हो जाता है”
“कैसे?”
“पहले ही दिन से दवाई देना शुरू कर देते हैं, खूब खाता है, खूब फूलता है”
(दवाई = एंटिबायोटिक्स)
बेग़म को चिकेन पसंद है और फिर घर की पॉल्ट्री।
मुल्ला जी ने बताया कि बाज़ार में 100% चिकेन दवाई वाला है, उसके बगैर उनका वजन बहुत धीमे-धीमे बढ़ता है, मंहगा पढ़ता है।
फिलहाल मैंने सुल्ताना जी को चिकेन से भैंसे के गोश्त पर शिफ्ट कर दिया है। (कहीं यह गैर-कानूनी तो नहीं है?)
एफ़बी मित्रो,
एंटिबायोटिक्स से लबरेज होने के कारण चिकेन खाना सेहत के लिए हानिकारक है इसलिए आप सब को भी सलाह है कि इसे खाना बंद कर दें, तभी खाएं जब खुद का पाला हुआ हो वह भी बगैर दवाई के। मटन या भैंसे के गोश्त में फिलहाल इतनी दिक्कत नहीं है।

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