Who decides what you eat?

COVID-19 has put the lens on eating habits. Which begets the question: who decides what is food and what people should eat?

It is the anticipation of food that makes children go through it. Many of them don’t like this part of the preparation: holding the animal and keeping it alive. Till an adult can light a fire or decide it is time to eat. The experienced ones play with the animal with a smile on their faces. The nervous ones get overwhelmed by fear or unease—the kind when an animal, alive and wriggly, crawls up and down your body.  

After the fire is lit, an adult grabs the animal, kills, guts and skewers it on a twig before roasting it. The …


Pradip K. Saha

Pradip is a co-founder at The Morning Context and leads our newsletters vertical. He has previously worked at The Ken as a staff writer, at Mint as an assistant features editor and the Deccan Chronicle as a copy editor. He works with a slew of expert newsletter writers across subjects and domains. His own writing spans the gig economy, farmers caught in the crossfire of technology, global warming and parents trapped in the edtech wave. Some of his best stories have come at the intersection of technology and human endeavour.

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