Aruna Kalahastri

Aruna Kalahastri

Aruna Kalahastri is an anti-GM activist; she is passionate about photography and interacting with young adults on pressing issues facing our world. You can write to her at aruna.kalahastri@gmail.com.

In his argument against granting India her Independence, Sir Winston Churchill had ominously said, “Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low caliber & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air & water would be taxed in India."

In modern times, we favor factory and industrial processing, which gives us the convenience of a quick meal. Processing destroys the nutrients in food rather than increasing them, and makes our food more difficult to digest. Furthermore, industrial processing depends upon products that have a negative impact on our health, such as sugar, white flour, processed and hydrogenated oils, additives, colorants, synthetic vitamins and an extrusion processing of grains – which are the tools of the food processing industry.