Controversies about food keep emerging. These controversies are not limited to just bugs in the can or ingredients beyond permissible limits. Some of the controversies actually have involved bizarre statements or use of wrong manufacturing methods. Since food directly affects human health they need to be addressed seriously.
- Calorie friendly obesity
Cola giant Coca-Cola actually spent big money and made a research organization spread across a message which suggested that it is the lack of exercise is a bigger culprit for obesity and not calories. Scientists firmly believe that though exercise in important you surely cannot ignore the role that calories play in obesity.
- Caesium laden beef
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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster resulted in the release of a large amount of radioactive material was one of the disasters due to a tsunamithat hit Japan in 2011. Some of the cattle that were fed with hay from the Fukushima area ended up with a large amount of caesium in them.
The government, though aware of the fact were tied up with managing the tsunami aftermath and thus the beef reached the market shelves. Since the after effects of caesium in the long run cannot be fathomed as of now the people in Japan were actually avoiding the beef from Fukushima.
- The GMO debate
There is a lot of buzz around genetically modified organisms (GMO).One really needs to think about is the herbicides that are used on them. Alteration of genes is one part but one tends to overlook the fact that the herbicides that are used on them can result in even cancer.This fact is overlooked and GM crops are heavily doused with herbicides which even affect the products that are made from these crops.
- Delicacy in controversy
The French delicacy Foie Gras is made from specially fattened duck or goose liver to get the perfect Foie Gras. A feeding tube is put in the oesophagus of the duck or goose so that the right amount fat reaches the liver. This force-feeding is considered to be cruel to the bird and hence there is a lot of hue and cry around it..
Food controversies surface due to many reasons. It is important that they are addressed on a serious note as they affect precious living beings.