What are your immediate thoughts
On the above picture?
I am not a milk consumer, but at home, everyone loves plenty of yoghurts to go along with food. In fact, it is considered to be appropriate for digestion, and as Indians, we often tend to finish the meal with some buttermilk.
For the past few weeks the milk we would curdle to make homemade yoghurt became increasingly slimy, to say the least. The brand I was buying is one of India’s biggest and well known. I have often read about adulterated milk and it’s implications on health and wellbeing but somehow never got down to testing the milk itself.
Recently I came across a Milk testing kit and I decided to check it out myself. It is easily available once I began to check out for it … I truly wonder why I didn’t ever think of doing this ever before.
Although there are just too many milk adulterations in the market today … this particular kit listed the few rampant ones.
Found the kit very user-friendly and it was having four parameters to check the milk on for example.
On the Milk Quality
On the Urea Content
On the Starch Content
On the Soap/ Detergent Content
As suggested the vials were duly filled with the milk and in just a matter of minutes the truth was staring at us!
Here is what the colours indicate.
Blue …. poor quality /no milk content
Yellow …. starch
Yellow …. pulverised soap
So it was nothing but a concoction of chemicals.
In leaving the milk in the vials for a while after the results came through… at the time of cleaning the kits I was aghast to find that the strip in urea check container was truly stripped out… in fact, there were only a few bits of the strip left it was eaten away literally ….uric acid perhaps!
Wonder what’s happening to our insides!!!
Essentially it was no surprise that what we were consuming was not milk at all.
We have stopped buying milk from this vendor. But as I also read recently almost 65% and more of Indian milk consumption is adulterated.
Here is a video that I received as a forward on Social media. Take a moment although I must add the clip is recorded in Hindi it speaks for itself.
This is just one of the sad reality of our times.
Knowing that a majority of Indians have grown up with the belief that milk is good for health…
What are we actually feeding children?
Who is going to punish the culprits?
Do share if you have had a similar experience…
I would be keen to understand how we can tackle and overcome the rampant milk and food adulteration.