Posted by : RioZee Sunday, April 1, 2012

I woke up a little late today, but the tea, was ready within minutes. 
I marveled at my pace of making tea. 
As I sipped, some weird thoughts entered my mind.
The fruits, and their edibility. 

My mind took a turn into the grave upheaval needed in the growing use of hazardous chemicals to ripen the fruits before time, being used recklessly by the fruit vendors. 
Many green vegetables are immersed in green color to make them saleable. 
The public, though pay exorbitant prices for the poison they purchase and consume.
The taste and charm of olden times fruits are days of bygone era. The use of carbide, is very common, which is banned in western countries but, in India, they are expressly used in every market. 

These in turn result in a variety of gastric troubles, and other ailments. Firstly hazardous fertilizers are employed to garner higher produce, then carbide to ripen them before time. My mind wondered where I had read of horticulture experts, saying that calcium carbide used for ripening of the king of fruits to be   carcinogenic and thus the final product to be cancerous.

Cautioning public on the adverse effects of chemically ripened mangoes in the market, Mother Dairy had said people should, instead, opt for semi-ripened mangoes.
Taking my sips, my mind took me to the recent news .

"NEW DELHI  - Bhim can't understand what he's done wrong.
Before dawn every day he joins hundreds of wholesale traders at Delhi's Azadpur Mandi, a sprawling, chaotic market where trucks blare Bollywood music, porters haul huge brown sacks of fruit and vegetables and hawkers ply tea and cigarettes.
His own trade is in rosy red apples, laced with calcium carbide.
Bhim says he's been adding chemicals to his apples for years to artificially ripen them after a long journey from the Himalayan foothills, despite being told that it causes cancer.
As far as he knows, no-one has ever died from eating his produce. So he can't understand why the authorities are pestering him now, and why he has to pay so many bribes to keep his business afloat."

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It's time to rise our voices, and I can't understand when people will understand the harm they are slowly afflicting to their bodies. Rise friends. It's "Time To Change"

I, heartily congratulate StayFree to have come up with such a novel idea of “Time to Change” concept. This pen down is due to the sole inspiration of their contest topic, at Indiblogger
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  1. This is a serious issue that is going to affect out own lives. That is why I prefer the more expensive organic fruits and vegetables. One place where money is worth spending on rather than car, bungalows. My dad was telling he read somewhere that the Cubans grow their own vegetables in home balconies.

  2. Soothing to the mind, and eyes too are relieved to see you back,@ the fool. My tea time posts eagerly await your express take on them.

  3. you must be drinking tata tea. your voice of change is like the jaago re ads of tata tea
    But seriously. this is scary. only today i had an argument with members of the family who said that packaged milk was better. The milkman uses god knows what to adultrate milk, they said. i mean arent we safe by eating or drinking anything?

  4. Shazia, packaged milk too, when milkman gives them, they add pinch of urea in the adulteration, so that their reading machine, is fooled to give full payment. We are not safe. we have to wake up.

  5. Shazia, welcome to my blog. thanks for your valuable comments.


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