What's in your food?

Down to Earth - - LETTERS - PRAVEEN KUMAR

This is with ref­er­ence to the ed­i­to­rial "Chicken comes home to roost" (Au­gust 16-31, 2014). The is­sue of an­tibi­otics in poul­try is largely ig­nored in this coun­try. There are more than 70 labs of the Food Safety and Stan­dards Au­thor­ity of In­dia in var­i­ous states. Why are th­ese not mon­i­tor­ing the use of chem­i­cals in an­i­mals? Do th­ese lab­o­ra­to­ries not have enough per­son­nel or equip­ment? The gov­ern­ment should ei­ther en­sure reg­u­lar mon­i­tor­ing of an­i­mal farms to check the use of an­tibi­otics or pro­mote or­ganic farm­ing.

VIKAS CHOUD­HARY / CSE

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