Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicFast food

Topic: fast food

‘Beyond Fried Chicken’: KFC rolls out nuggets of plant-based meat in US as trend picks up

KFC has become the first major fast food chain to add a plant-based chicken product to its menu. Introduced in US on 10 January, it ‘tastes like fried chicken' but is made from plants.

In India’s booming junk food market, there is little room for nutrition

Nestle recently acknowledged that over 60% of its food and beverage products are unhealthy. Studies have also found a link between decreased vitamin D level and frequent consumption of instant noodles.

Chilli chicken, masala fries, bun tikki on menu as Wendy’s plans hundreds of cloud kitchens

The US company is experimenting with a new format as the Covid-19 outbreak makes many consumers unwilling or unable to visit traditional stores.

4am Dairy Milk, dancing prawns, langar — what coronavirus did to how we eat

The first few days of lockdown were about discipline, then a dash of nihilism seeped in. Food won't be the same in post-pandemic India.

From McDonald’s to Patanjali, an IAS officer explains how FSSAI is making food safer

In 2018, it was because of FSSAI's directives that 10,500 non-compliant food vendors were delisted by food delivery services like Zomato, Swiggy and UberEats.

Watch this stock for early signs of India’s consumption revival

Eating out is one of the first expenditures consumers reduce when economy slows, but restaurants are also the first to benefit when sentiment turns around.

How Modi govt will turn used cooking oil into biodiesel to cut oil imports

State-run oil firms will for 3 years procure biodiesel produced from used cooking oil. Govt's move also aims to promote alternate sources of energy.

If there’s one food that’s timeless, it’s pasta

Pasta is the latest entry in the fast-casual food revolution.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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