Food will bring the world together: Kumar Ketkar

Food, namely spices, had brought the world to India’s doorstep and will once again bring the world to India’s feet, given the rise of food and nutrition industry in the country, said Kumar Ketkar, a veteran journalist and Chief Editor of Divya Marathi, Dainik Bhaskar’s newspaper.

Ketkar was speaking at the launch of NuFFooDS Spectrum magazine and 9th Nutra India Summit Roadshow at Vivanta by Taj President in Mumbai. Quoting Osho, he said “our mind is fed by our body. It only underlines the importance of nutrition and food. Food is not just what we eat for our belly, it is culture. Food is what unites people”.

Chairman of advisory board, Dr V Prakash, said last week of August has marked three important events for the nutraceuticals industry – first being the passing of Food Security Bill in Lok Sabha, second being the launch of NuFFooDS Spectrum and third being the formation of a committee on nutraceuticals within Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Talking about NuFFooDS Spectrum’s vision, the magazine Editor Milind Kokje said nutritional imbalances across various segments of population in India are leading to health-related risks requiring preventive measures. NuFFooDS sector has a key role to play in such a situation. Achieving financial targets and social objectives at the same time is certainly difficult, yet not impossible. NuFFooDS Spectrum is a platform to know, analyse, debate and exchange ideas — to form a hand-held chain which will make the industry stronger, independent and help it grow freely.

Kumar Ketkar unveiled the magazine in the presence of Dr V Prakash, Chairman of advisory board, NuFFooDS Spectrum and Nutra India Summit. 

Jagdish Patankar, Publisher, NuFFooDS Spectrum and Ravi Boratkar, advisory board member, NuFFooDS Spectrum, Milind Kokje, Editor, NuFFooDS Spectrum, galaxy of industry honchos and academia.

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