Business Standard

Right to safe food


With reference to “Government to restrict terms like ‘fresh’, ‘natural’ in food ads” (November 23), imagine a Tetra Pak of strawberry milkshake claiming to made from the “goodness” of “real” strawberri­es and additional­ly packed with vitamins and minerals. If you believe them to be true, then it is time to open your eyes. Famous American investigat­ive journalist Eric Schlosser wrote long ago in his revealing book “Fast Food Nation” that there were 59 synthetic chemicals such as “amyl acetate, amyl butyrate.... vanillin, and solvent” to make the “strawberry flavour” in the said milkshake, not to speak of excessive sugar etc. Likewise, consider a packaged

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