Our today’s blog is to draw your attention towards the fake milk. Making the milk, (which is an essential part of our daily life and full of nutrients) “A POISON”.
Firstly, let’s see some nutrition facts about milk.
Nutrition facts about milk
The nutritional composition of milk is so complex, that it can provide every single nutrient that your body needs.
240 ml of a cow’s milk with 3.25% fat provides (Source):
- Calories: 149
- Water: 88%
- Protein: 7.7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 11.7 grams
- Sugar: 12.3 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Fat: 8 grams
We can see from the above stats that how milk is and have remained an essential part of our lives. But today in the “modern and scientifically sound” world, the greed present in people have turned the precious milk into poison. Let’s see how.
How is milk adulterated?
Though water remains the most common milk adulterant, increasingly detergent, caustic soda, glucose, white paint, and refined oil are being used to adulterate milk. Water thins the milk but other adulterants make it appear thick. Adulterants like salt, detergents, and glucose add to the thickness and viscosity of the diluted milk while starch prevents its curdling. So non-water adulterants make it difficult for a consumer to suspect that the milk is diluted or adulterated.
Dangers of adulterated mil
Adulterated milk can impair the functioning of various organs of the body, causing heart problems, cancer, and in extreme cases, even death. According to a recent advisory issued by the WHO, if adulteration isn’t put to a stop, a large chunk of India’s population would be suffering from serious and fatal diseases like cancer by the end of 2025.
Here is an experimental video on the tainted Milk made by Mr. Gaurav Taneja.
Let’s see a report on it: (Source)
- Around 68.7% of milk and milk products sold in the country are not as per the standards laid down by the FSSAI.
- The National Survey on Milk Adulteration conducted some years back. States that due to lack of hygiene and sanitation in handling and packaging the detergents used in washing containers and other surfaces find their way into milk and milk products.
- Also, Use of detergent and other contaminants like urea, starch, glucose, and formalin deliberately adulterate milk as they provide thickness and preserve the milk for longer periods.
- Similarly, the excessive use of pesticides, even wheat is getting poisonous in north India, which is a “dangerous trend”.
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