An Unhealthy Mix.

If you go to the market to buy spices you will find the funnel seeds and cardamoms died green, color is also added to fenugreek (Methi Dana), Pistachio and even Kalongi (Onion Seeds) are colored in black. Coloring agents used in all these spices are not permitted food colors, also similar coloring agents are used to color pulses and peas. Papaya seeds are mixed with black pepper, camel feed is mixed with cumin, and corn fibers are colored to be sold as saffron. Besides all that Kerosene oil is used to peel garlic and now according to this news report ginger and other vegetables are being washed in acid to make them look fresh and clean.

All the things mentioned above are highly dangerous to health and still they are an unavoidable part of our daily diet. Who is responsible for preparing this unhealthy Mix and allowing it to be sold openly in our local markets ?

1 Comment so far

  1. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 1st, 2006 @ 7:20 am

    Who is responsible for this? It could be anyone. You me … them?? I think its all of us. We have contributed towards this ‘epidemic’.. if u think it is only about food. no its wrong. we have spread it to every string of the fabric of life in Karachi. If that was not enough, it has started to spread around the country. Oh great.. we like to use big terms. ‘Pakistan Curropt mullk hai’. Whos responsible for it? me you them? I am friends with a few Karachiites, who are very concerned about whats going on in our society. Interestingly enough, most of them do not life in Pakistan. According to our countless discussions about the causes of the ‘halat’ of our society, I will share a few.
    1. Not a surprise, its the law & order situation.
    2. Lack of Ethical/Social studies in our curricula which teaches people (not MAKE PUPILS LEARN IT BY HEART BUT TEACH THEM) about the rights of other people (Huqooq-ul-ibaad) and making sure they understand whats right & wrong.
    3. Employment oppurtunities
    4. Controlled immigration from the other part of the country to Karachi.
    5. Brain Gain: To counter the effect of decades of brain drain to the US/UK/Aus/EU .. we need many of those educated people back, who have abondened Karachi/Pakistan all together and have left behind a lot of Jahil people which has resulted in an imbalance.

    There are several other reasons. None of us (my friends) is an scholar or a sociologist or an economist .. but I think all of these reasons are true. If you look closely, all reasons lead to the reason no. 1 which is the law & order situation.

    The fact is kay we have been poisoned, we are curropt from top to bottom, bumper to bumper.. and its just getting worst. We have no economists in the country, no sociologists, no research & development in social sector ..

    Only God can save us.
    God Bless you all and Pakistan.
    Amin.



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