Dangerous adulterated mafia fully active in India
Food adulteration is the biggest problem of the country, the condition is that most of the food items sold in the market are being adulterated, slow poisoning is being done through the adulteration of these food items which is very dangerous. They are falling prey to major diseases after consuming adulterated food items like loss of eyesight, heart related diseases, liver failure, leprosy, diseases of the dietary system, paralysis and cancer. Food adulteration has become a common thing today because adulteration is happening on such a large scale that now it seems normal to hear anything about it. Due to adulteration, today man is suffering from many diseases because the things which he uses to keep himself healthy in his daily life are becoming the cause of his disease.
Generally, if a food contains a poisonous or harmful substance that may be injurious to health, it is considered adulterated. A form of adulteration is the addition of another substance to a food item, either raw or prepared, to increase the quantity of the food substance, resulting in loss of the actual quality of the food item. Food adulteration means the addition or removal of something in a food product that affects its quality. Adulteration can be done intentionally or it can also happen unintentionally. Sometimes the quality of food is also affected due to lack of proper maintenance.
Some traders do adulteration in food items to earn more profit and while doing adulteration do not think at all how much adverse effect will be on the health of other people due to this adulteration. These types of traders are only interested in earning money, they do not care about the society or the country. If there was concern, they would never have done all this work. The adverse effects of adulterating food on the person who consumes it, it comes out in the form of disease. Lakhs of rupees are spent on the treatment of the disease and not only this, even after that, he has to face many other types of diseases. Food adulteration makes it very difficult to differentiate between original food and adulterated food. Consuming adulterated food has adverse effects on the body and increases the chances of causing physical disorders.
Dangerous adulterated mafia is fully active in India. Many selfish producers and traders mix many cheap ingredients in food items to earn more profit in less time, which have side effects on our body. Generally, daily consumption food items like milk, buttermilk, honey, spices, ghee, edible oil, tea-coffee, khoya, flour etc. are being adulterated. In food items, which were considered most beneficial for human health, adulteration is happening the most today.
In a country like India, the number of festivals is also very high, every month there is some festival. Food adulteration mafia also becomes very active during festivals. During this, there is an increase in the purchase of sweets and other things for distribution to acquaintances, relatives and friends and for their own use. In cities and villages, small and big traders, in the greed of making more money during these festive seasons, adulterate food items. Some unscrupulous shopkeepers weigh less along with adulteration in order to earn more profit. There is no one to see, even if there is a ruckus by the government officials here, no one gets punished for that.
What do adulterants do, let’s see at a glance:
Papaya seeds or black pepper hollow peppers are adulterated in black pepper.
A chemical called metanyl yellow is adulterated in turmeric, due to which there is a risk of diseases like cancer.
Chuda and wheat bran are mixed in coriander powder. Apart from this Kunni (wood sawdust) is mixed. To hide the smell of Kunni, bay leaves are crushed and mixed in it.
After mixing urea, caustic soda, salt, sugar and glucose powder in milk very well, tap water is added to it. After that soybean oil and milk powder are added. In this way artificial milk is prepared.
According to the National Dairy Research Institute, the addition of urea, ammonia, nitrate fertilizer, sugar, salt and glucose in milk increases the amount of milk as well as SNF and fat. Neutralizer is added so that milk does not sour.
Mixing of palm oil, artificial essence and vegetable oil in desi ghee not only destroys the quality of ghee, it also spoils the health of people by going to their stomach.
Similarly, the color of spices, chalk soil, wood sawdust, poppy seeds fed to the chicken, black pepper colored thick sago, groundnut in cashews by grinding them into the shape of cashew nuts in molds are to be adulterated. As the work is being done. Hazardous substances like Ranga, Nausadar are added to ripen the fruits.
There is no strict and complete control on this adulteration business. The facts which have come to the fore after testing adulterated food items in laboratories, they are goosebumps. Urea sampo etc. is mixed in imitation ghee, paneer and mawa. Drain water is mixed in beverages. fake shharmful chemicals are added to give color to the extent, spices, chillies etc. Is it not an outright crime that the entire people of the state are being given slow poison through this food adulteration! Isn’t this visible to the officers who are paying the hefty salaries of the Food Department or the responsibilities sitting in the administration! Will the common people continue to be compelled to buy ‘poison’ in the food items they buy for themselves by spending their hard-earned money! In this way, many deadly diseases like cancer, skin diseases, heart diseases are spreading due to adulteration. Wealth is also being lost and moral ideals are also declining.
Thousands of people become ill due to adulterated food items. The adulterers do not think that how many are facing premature death because of them. Are they not indirectly conspiring to mass murder of life? Like murderers, they should also be punished as criminals. Adulteration is such a villainous, murderous tendency, whose ignorance is proving fatal. It is our fundamental right to have pure food and it is the duty of the government to take strict action against the lapses in providing it. There is no such big mass movement in the country, which will bring awareness among the people for adulteration.
The State Governments are responsible for implementing the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. State Food Safety Officers collect samples of food items. They send this sample to FSSAI approved laboratories for testing. If adulteration is found in the sample, then action is taken as per the provision of FSSAI Act. The government has also made laws to prevent adulteration, but still this black business of adulteration is flourishing. Apart from this, if a person gets adulterated goods even after paying a fair price for the item, then it is a matter of great concern, on which the government needs to pay attention. In this era of adulteration, we should take a good look at the food items. We must read the information related to food items and should also make other people aware of adulteration because awareness is the only way to eliminate adulteration.