Unlike in the developed world, the Indian government lacks the law enforcement strength to police the farms. India also lacks the supply chain monitoring capability to track and regulate food supply. This is clear from the widespread food safety issues. It is also clear from episodes like the illegal GM
India has failed to establish the infrastructure required to ensure safe food and water for it’s people. Our population is plagued by food and water borne illnesses, with millions being sickened every year, from lifestyle disease, infections from pathogens, cancer, and more. The FSSAI and the Indian Government must request
The recent farmers’ agitation in Western India, to be allowed to grow Bt Cotton, or the illegal cultivation and sale of GMO brinjal (egg plant) in North India, are just the beginning of many more such things that we are going to see. The reason is simple. The economics of
The FSSAI gets fulls marks for trying hard to fix the food safety issues that exist. Unfortunately, the FSSAI is a toothless tiger, and cannot achieve it’s food safety objectives merely by creating more laws and better guidelines.
The FSSAI collaborating with technology leaders like Thermo Fisher, is good news. The FDA and FSSAI need modern technology and labs to do their job better.