Thursday, December 18, 2008

Organic Milk - Whats that?

Last time we have been to Tesco, my wife was looking for milk bottle which we generally take. She always finds the one by matching the label and when she didnt find, started looking for alternatives. Thats the time, she noticed that tesco sells different types like organic, skimmed, semi skimmed etc., She understood the differences in skimmed, semi-skimmed etc., but one which she asked me - What does it actually mean by Organic Milk?

I thought let me check in web for official definition, and when i saw the below links saying

‘Organic’ is a legally defined quality mark, indicating that production meets the Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) criteria. These standards emphasise animal welfare and, by avoiding artificial fertilisers, pesticides and other non-natural chemicals, and prohibiting the routine use of antibiotics and other conventional drugs, also ensure care for the environment, and promote the highest standards of food quality and safety.

It struck to me suddenly, what the above para defines is actually nothing but the Milk we drink daily in India (villages/towns) where milk man comes to house and delivers the milk which is produced the same day. (ofcourse cities are getting globalised :-) ) And i was feeling very sorry for the western world. These people never understood the life as it is given by Nature, instead they exploited it, tried to show superiority over nature by producing new inventions, defining new practices or so called standards and to have them accepted committees, rules, regulations are created. Now they are back to square 1. They are now re-defining the source with new names and to make it accepted, again new committees, rules are created.
I Pity these Western Countries and the People.

Mera Bharat Mahan, Jai Hind.

1 comment:

Balaji said...

Interesting...I never have bothered to look what that means!!!