Feeding pigeons is a health hazard

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The above picture was taken in Salmiya, Kuwait in the morning.  That amount of food thrown under the sign board is lot and could be yesterdays and possibly be in-consumable by humans.  This as the day goes is going to go stale and bacteria is sure to thrive.  With pigeons droppings, cats eating it and humans stepping on it, it could be a health hazard.  Humans could step it and move the bacteria infected food into buildings making it more hazardous.

The ministry officials should do something about this.


India according to foodies

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How Al-Islami chicken nuggets are made

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There’s a big feature in Abu Dhabi’s The National today about food security. It begins with a profile of the McNugget — the paragon of globalized food:

There is one more piece of information that might reassure those concerned about food miles and the effect on the environment or looking for a local stamp of quality. Produced and packaged by Al Islami, United Arab Emirates.

But there is more to the nuggets than meets the eye. The chicken is from Brazil, the bread crumbs from the United Kingdom and the wheat imported from CanadaAustraliaPakistan and Paraguay. The vegetable fat is processed in the UAE, but made from canola seeds imported from Canada.

Spain supplies the emulsifiers, Germany the salt and stabilisers, while the dextrin, which enhances crispness, is Chinese. The spices are from India, of course, as are the flavour enhancer and textured vegetable protein.

Fourteen ingredients and 11 countries. Here in a simple box of chicken nuggets is the country’s food supply in all its complexity – a global web of suppliers, producers and farmers who fill the shelves of supermarkets and corner shops in a desert land that once survived on little more than dates, fish and camels’ milk.