18 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 24, 2009
That water is mixed with milk is an open secret as is the fact that buffalo meat are being sold as beef. Everybody seems to have accepted these as unwelcome facts of life. But mixing dangerous chemicals is something that is most pernicious and a one hundred per cent criminal act. In Bangladesh one has to learn to expect the unexpected. Hardly anybody knows for how long such practices have been going on. Many of these chemicals are carcinogens and the health risks are, to put it mildly, serious. It seems that some people will stoop to the lowest level to make some quick money. While we do not deny anybody's right to make money, nobody can be allowed to do so by endangering public health. The strictest punishment need to be meted out to them. But it seems that more often than not the perpetrators go scot-free. The law itself is archaic and lax. And that has made them bolder and they are inventing newer ways to dupe the public. This writing will highlight the perceptions of consumers as well as the sellers towards the hazardous chemical mixed foods to get a clear image of the public opinion.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Chowdhury, Tamzid Ahmed and Rahman, Masud Ibn, Products - Free Poison to Life: Perceptions of Consumers and Sellers (February 24, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1348840 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1348840