|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 20:52:01|
Food adulteration must be eradicated
FOOD adulteration is rampant across the country. Apart from posing a serious threat to our health, adulterated food is costing us more money. We cannot remain silent on this all-important issue. I believe that tough law and just punishment will bring drastic change to the present dismal situation. All we want now is strict enforcement of the existing law so that the unscrupulous businessmen who for petty monetary gains are putting the lives of common people in grave danger are taught a lesson. The government and media should make the law well known to the public so that many who do not know the gravity of the crime may be restrained. If we can make the common people aware of the consequences of this crime, I am sure, many of them will stay away from this heinous crime. Random food adulteration has given rise to various health complications. Formalin is applied regularly to fish, fruit, meat and milk, which creates different health concerns for people. We must not forget that what we eat has a great effect on our health and well-being.