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Food Processing Industry, Cold Chain and Frozen food distribution systems : A Brief  
07:07am 10/07/2008

India has tremendous potential to become the primary source of agricultural products, more specifically food products in the world. It has about 53% of arable land - land available for cultivation of crops as compared to a measly average of about 11% for the rest of the world. It has some feathers in it's cap as the second highest fruit and vegetable producer in the world, 6th largest producer of fish and such like but still doesn't make up to the top 10 food exporting countries.If it weren't for some severe infrastructure and technology issues, there is actually stopping for this gigantic food bowl. With large tracts of arable land, inexpensive labour and high-quality produce tumbling out of the barns, there is a potential so huge that sometimes, the scope and scale is almost unbelievable.

However, if one had to point out at one single single reason as to why the Indian agricultural industry is such a laggard when pitted against the global standards, it could be the pathetic state of the logistics, distribution and and an inefficient supply chain. India faces an acute problem of large amounts of food wasted away due to the lack of a proper cold storage, cold chain and frozen food distribution system. If only this was in place, huge amounts of food could have been processed into some kind of value added foods and sold both locally and abroad.Annually, there is usually a large amount of such agricultural produce that is waste away. If there were cold storage systems, efficient cold chain, logistics and distribution companies, it could have been possible to process these primary products into newer, secondary products and resold to consumers locally and internationally. A strategy needs to be carved out for the growth of this industry and a lot of investment action is yet to see some real action.

Investment in cold storage, cold chain distribution, installation of food processing plants across the country, applied research on harvesting technologies an a rapid development of the food retail industry are all necessary steps that would ensure an organic growth in this sector.

What is Cold Chain?

A cold chain is basically a logistics system, which helps in maintaining and providing a series of facilities for ensuring ideal storage conditions for the persihables from the point of origin to the point of sale. A well developed and efficiently organized cold chain reduces wastage, spoilage and helps keeps the perishables intact thereby helping to maintain the quality of the harvested food products ultimately making the whole system cost effective to the farmers and that which ensures top-notch quality to the end user.

About the Author: Snowman Frozen Foods Ltd. is the first company in India to set up frozen and chilled food distribution system on pan India basis. SNOWMAN is in the best position to act as a single window logistics solution provider for our business partners offering the entire rang of integrated logistics SNOWMAN service including Primary transportation, Storage, Inventory Management, Documentation, Secondary transportation etc.

Fuck! carry out
Top Secret Restaurant Recipes - Where To Look For Them  
11:07am 07/07/2008

If you have been craving your favorite restaurant food, but your budget doesnt allow for frequent meals out, there are many ways you can find the top secret restaurant recipe for many of your favorite foods.

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You can find the top secret restaurant recipe for McDonalds famous Big Mac. Not only will this be a delicious treat, but will be much easier on your wallet than buying it at McDonalds. If the coleslaw from KFC is a favorite of yours, you can easily find that top secret restaurant recipe as well.

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Wherever your tastes lie, it is no longer difficult to find out the ingredients in most top secret restaurant recipe. With a little detective work and a quick visit to the local grocery store, you can be serving up a dinner that no one will be able to resist and everyone will be sure to ask for seconds.

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Thanks! - best recipes: chocolate turtle cheesecake
Wellness Community 
10:22am 11/11/2006
  I created a place for those with a thirst for wellness and a compassion for all life. It is called the

Life Dynamix Wellness Community

Here you can meet others with similar interests, spread your message of wellness, and have your health questions answered by one of our wellness experts. These services are at no cost to you - this is our way of saying thanks for making Life Dynamix part of your world :)

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I will be added to your friends network automatically. I hope to see you there :)

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dry red wine 
04:26pm 21/06/2006
  I have a recipe for "Baked Chickpeas Provencale" that sounds simply exquisite; however, it calls for dry red wine. I am not of age to obtain alcohol, nor would either of my parents allow me to use it in the recipe. Does anyone know of any suitable substitutions that would not alter the outcome of the recipe, or is this just wishful thinking on my part? Thank you in advance!

French Veg*anism 
10:25pm 23/05/2006
  For my high school French class, I am doing my final project on veg*anism and veg*an lifestyles in France. If anyone could point me to some credible sources, that would be fantastic...I haven't had much luck with the search engines. Books, articles, websites, etc. can be in French and/or English and/or Spanish.

Additionally, if you know a great French recipe that finicky eaters would enjoy, please do not hesitate to share!

Thank you in advance.


03:47pm 05/05/2006
  I am curious :)

What is you favorite recipie that you have either created yourself or found
(especially for potlucks or holiday feasts)
that has won over even the most stubborn carnivore??
12:55pm 17/05/2005
  Does anyone know what items at Chili's at vegetarian-friendly? Problem: I'm allergic to peppers. (Oh, the irony of going to a place named "Chili's" when that's the case.)  
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09:32pm 08/05/2005
  I have been a vegetarian since about 1986. Vegetarianism was a piece of cake for me. No issue whatsoever. Becoming Vegan has been a never-ending challenge. I don't drink milk or eat eggs straight out, but if they are an ingredient, I usually will. (whereas I don't do that with meat at all)

Here are some of my issues, any suggestions or advice would be appreciated as I am finally at the point of being disgusted with myself for not being able to go vegan by now.

Cheese, god help me I love cheese. I have yet to find a good vegan alternative.

Eating out. I eat out a LOT. I do not cook and have no intentions of cooking. I do not eat fast food but what are some favorite vegan meals at other chain restaurants?

Convenience. Again I don't cook so ease is a must. I need to be able to grab something and go. Frozen, prepackaged, whatever. I love PBJ but there is only so much I can eat of it.

Pizza. My husband is NOT a vegetarian we order Pizza a lot. What major chains have vegan crust?

I know Peta has a nice list of easy vegan shopping items on their site but is there another sire that has a similar list or even a list for restaurants? I used to have a guide, by the vegetarian society I think, but I can't find it anymore.
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Veg Out! Austin Relaunches 
04:26pm 05/04/2005
  Hey, I've just relaunched my long-time vegetarian dining weblog Veg Out! Austin. The new URL is http://www.vegoutaustin.com/. The site was moved from Manila to Movable Type, which allows better content syndication, categorization of reviews, and comments from readers. I've moved all of the reviews over from the old site and some of the news entries, and I've started doing new reviews.

Please come and check it out. I've also created a syndication feed for it on LJ at vegoutaustin.

(crossposted to austineats)
09:57am 03/03/2005
mood: curious
Wow no one really posts in here a lot. I was just going to see if anyone knew any good vegetarian places or places that serve vegetarian in the like southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois.

I've found a few but a girl needs a little variety in her life.
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How awesome! 
02:14pm 01/01/2005
  I've been a vegetarian for two years and ever since I gave up meat, I've been hard-pressed to find restaurants where I can eat more than just french fries. But, I have found a couple of things.

The Waffle House is an excellent place. Breakfast is a pretty easy meal to get without meat. Plus, it's open 24/7. The Waffle House has the best hashbrowns I've ever had and their waffles and toast are good, too. If you don't mind the whole diner atmosphere with smokers and such, the Waffle House is a great option.

Chili's has a special called the soup and salad special. It's a big bowl of soup, plus salad of your choice for $5.99. They have a soup called baked potato soup and if you aren't vegan, it's a really good choice. It has a lot of cheese in it. Be sure to order without bacon, though. Their Caesar salads are the best, too. I also believe they have a black bean burger, but I've never asked about it.

Denny's, surprisingly, also has a couple of vegetarian options. On the breakfast menu, they have a vegetarian omelet, and on the lunch menu they have a veggie burger. Keep in mind they also have excellent hashbrowns.

When going fast food, if you aren't vegan, check out places with grilled cheese sandwiches. Generally they are meat-free. Places like Sonic and Dairy Queen usually have grilled cheeses.
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yay for this community! 
12:49pm 11/12/2003
  i think it's so awesome that you started this community - before i found it i'd been considering starting one up, but you've saved me that trouble! so thanks :) it can be really frustrating going out to eat with people who don't eat like you, or if you're on a road trip, finding items that are "safe" & just knowing because you've already done the research. bah to ingredient-checks when you're starving! ;) my two cents of the moment is Little Caesars Pizza...i don't know if you guys know, but they recently added this link to their website: (awful nice of them, dontcha think)


anyway, my name is Holly, nice to meet you all :)
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I'm new here... 
04:11pm 11/07/2003
  Hi everyone - I'm an ovo lacto vegetarian and my fiance is what I call "veg friendly" - he is eventually going to make the transition to veg but he is researching the best way to do it.

Anywho, we like to eat out and he loves veg food - meat is not always a requirement for him.

We have a great veg place here in central Ohio called "Whole World Bakery" - their vegan no bake cookies are yummy! Despite their name you can sit down and have a great meal there!

Have a great weekend!
ima slacker, eh 
01:42pm 09/05/2003
mood: contemplative
So, I suck at running this community so far...it needs a real outspoken menu checker or something. Hmmn. I swear, I'll try to try harder.
And more peoples, too. Thanks to the two of you that have joined up so far. :)
a few places 
10:28am 16/04/2003
  well, i'm not sure how non-local some of these are, but i'll just post some local reviews for ones that i know have atleast more than one location and don't see on sword2sky or anywhere.
Souper Salad-Salad bar, soup, baked potato spot. They have five totally plant-based soups. Unfortunately, you can't count on them offering at least one of these each day. The soups are butterbean, vegetarian vegetable, vegetable lentils, mushroom barley, and, minestrone.
La Madeleine-Not truly romantic, but has an atmosphere of country coziness. Try sharing a continental breakfast here. Limited healthy dishes are salad and fruit and one veggie sandwich. Excellent bakery.
Panera Bread-Counter service with good salads, portobello sandwich, even peanut butter and jelly. Chain operation but location near TCU and students hanging out gives it personality. Always a vegetarian soup-of-the-day.
Ton's Mongolian Grill-Choose your own ingredients and sauces from a buffet of veggies and tofu, even some cholesterol-laden flesh. Add your own special sauces with assistance from the staff if necessary. Then watch the chef cook it for you. The ingredients are fresh and the food can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you wish. Not romantic, no alcohol, and food can be cross-contaminated with meat products during cooking
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07:13pm 13/04/2003
mood: ripped off
i pretty much don't trust any fast food joints except subway and taco bell right now... i used to get papa john's, but then the location i moved to totally fudged with me by throwing three kinds of meat on the veggie pizza and concealing most of it under 'shrooms, so they just make me sick now. and i really don't know what else i can trust from the options here, even though i spend a lot of time looking at helpful sites there's still a lot of places that just aren't covered in them.
since i mentioned subway... i ended up buying only bread from them last night because i had gardenburger riblets and no bread to make the sandwich i wanted, and my bf was going there anyway. they charged the full price of a sandwich just to get the bread, uncut. i can go buy a non-mishapen french loaf for 1/3 of that price, so that's certainly not something to make a habit of doing, it was quite ridiculous for him to pay that much because i wouldn't have if i'd actually been with him.
08:31am 09/04/2003
mood: hopeful
allo, this is just a dream right now... but i hope people will find and use it.
i'll be working on getting a page of useful tips and links up to go with this community soon.