That is why urea and chemicals are mixed in sweets


Indian Sweets Action Wanted

Many places in India are facing a big shortage of milk. With more demand and less supply, adulteration is bound to happen. And during peak festival season, when the demand for sweets soar high, shopkeepers take this as their prestige to supply the required quantity of sweets to the needy consumers.

They add chemicals to make Khoya (a natural additive obtained from milk that lends thickness and solidity to sweets) which they then use to make mithais (Indian sweets).

And what is the result? So many people have died because of consuming urea-mixed sweets, and still many people are suffering.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, India is now the largest dairy producer and largest cattle producer in the world. If this is the case then where are our cows?

The disturbing scenario

It is unfortunate that the percentage of cows present in India today is just 20% of what the numbers are before independence. Used to be considered as sacred in Hinduism, cows are now being sold to illegal slaughterhouses located in villages not far away from Delhi. There are approximately 3,600 legal and over 30,000 illegal slaughterhouses that operate in India.

Is it a matter of pride or shame?

India produced 3.643 million metric tons of beef in 2012, of which 1.963 million metric tons was consumed domestically and 1.680 million metric tons was exported. India ranks 5th in the world in beef production, 7th in domestic consumption and 1st in the work as a beef exporter.

According to stats by the Government of India, beef from cattle is widely consumed by Muslims and Dalits. The overall meat eating has grown 14% from 2010 to 2012.

Among states, Kerala is a major consumer of beef and has no regulation on the slaughter of cow and its progeny. As a result, cattle are regularly smuggled into Kerala from the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, for the purpose of slaughter.

What our Constitution says on cow slaughter?

Prohibition of cow slaughter is a Directive Principles of State Policy contained in Article 48 of the Constitution of India. It states, “The State shall endeavour to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.”

But, the recently elected Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddararmaiah, wants to reverse the ban on cow slaughter in the state as according to him:

  • This is not a grievous sin
  • It affects beef-eaters and also those persons who are into transportation of cattle
  • It also has an impact on those in the leather industry and the meat packaging industry

Why Indian cow milk is more powerful?

krishna-milking-cow-Action-WantedIn a recent research, scientists identified the difference between the milk from the Indian cows and the milk from the cows imported from Europe.

The protein that is found in the milk of imported cows is called A1 protein. A1 protein causes high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. A lot of diseases happen because of A1 protein. On the other hand, there is another kind of protein called the A2 protein. The A2 protein is found in mother’s milk, and it is also found in the (Indian) cow’s milk and the goat milk.

So a mother’s milk, goat’s milk and Indian cow’s milk are the same (in composition). Any idea how that become possible? In India, for many years the cow has been respected and revered as a mother. So this consciousness or thought in our tradition has changed the DNA of the cow to generate A2 protein rather than the A1 protein. The milk from the Indian cows is so potent and useful that it is also used as a medicine for the treatment of cancer.

Solution

Cow slaughtering is still going on and so is the adulteration. People resort to adulteration only when there is a shortage of basic materials. If there is no shortage, there would be no adulteration. Then it would be more expensive to practice adulteration (using expensive chemicals and artificial substances).

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. OurJaipur.Com
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 05:31:47

    Nice Post.

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