January 30, 2015 India has challenged the October 2014 ruling of World Trade Organization (WTO) which forces India to lift the ban on imports of poultry products from the US. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) supports this stance, because this will safeguard Indian consumers from poultry products made with high inputs of antibiotics.
What should I eat now? Is there nothing that is safe?” This is what I am asked every time the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) does a study on toxins in food. It is a fact that our food is becoming unhealthy—not because of deliberate adulteration but because we are choosing to produce it in unsafe ways. India is at the beginning of industrial food production focused on efficiency and profits, and not on consumer safety, so it still has a choice to get it right. Why should the country not exercise its right to food that secures livelihoods and nutrition?