What price the companies, banks , insurance companies pay for malpractices to give raw deal to consumers?
Products like Pepsi was found to be most unhealthy but Pepsi continues to be market leader and sponsors many sports programmes, TV programmes etc.
Milk was found to be containing detergents but continues to be consumed.
Vegetables and fruits are treated with chemicals for healthy looks and artificial ripening. Even as these chemicals are health hazardous, consumption has not seen decline.
Except Maggi, other noodles are doing hectic business on account of ban on Maggi noodles. It is read in blog posts that the testing proceedure of samples being tried after one year of opening etc. leave one in apprehension on the very intent.
If such occurrences are growing despite intermittent public uproar and protests, what is the Food and Health control departments and the concerned licensing departments are doing?
Why should a license be given to a product which contains harmful ingredients (permissible limits is an escape route and should be totally eliminated)?
If one brand of a product is found or suspected to contain harmful ingredients, why other brands of similar products not undertaken?
For example cigarettes are promoted with depictions of harmful effects on health but tobacco growing or tobacco product manufacturing and selling are not totally banned. Its only the consumer who pays for everyone else's profits gets targeted and penalized too.
Similar is the case with alcohol, its the end user - consumer the king- who gets warnings and penalties for coughing up his money to the profits of the companies, the tax and other departments.
The adage "prevention is better than cure" appears to have been shoved under the rug to collect dust because taking stringent measures does not fit into good health of the officials of the concerned departments and the profit objectives of the companies.
WHO PAYS THE PRICE FOR THIS?
The companies are happy to entertain the Govt. departments and the Government departments area happy to accommodate such companies.
Consumer who pays to buy these products pays the heavy price of not only losing health, gaining social stigma, attracting penalties etc.
Dear Consumer, keep riding and enjoy the ride for the gain of others - its a yeoman service to the Nation. more