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‘India’s ethnic foods’ wellness aspect needs attention’

09 March 2011

Food-based approach to nutraceuticals in traditional foods is disappearing in India and instead capsule-based nutraceuticals is catching up, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) Director V Prakash said today.

Visvesvaraiah Prakash, who had given up the post of Director-General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) on grounds of ‘health’, laid down his office today taking voluntary retirement after 40 years of association with this premier research institute, and as director, “changing the complete scenario in CFTRI to make it a global institution from a national institution,” as M S Swaminathan put it.

Speaking to the press on the eve of his laying down office some nine months ahead of his retirement, Prakash lamented, India was not contributing much in the area of food-based nutraceuticals though it was a rich storehouse of this traditional knowledge…..

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/%5Cindia%5Cs-ethnic-foods%5C-wellness-aspect-needs-attention%5C/427783/

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Written by csirindia

March 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

Posted in CFTRI

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