Maggi Controversy: The Unpalatable Truth About How Lead Got Into Your Noodles


An idol of the Hindu goddess Durga floats in a temporary pond near Sangam after immersion in Allahabad on October 4, 2014.  The Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA        (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
An idol of the Hindu goddess Durga floats in a temporary pond near Sangam after immersion in Allahabad on October 4, 2014. The Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA (Photo credit should read Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s not just Nestlé’s Maggi noodles that’s been found to have high levels of lead across the country. Tamil Nadu has banned Wai Wai, Smith And Jones And Reliance Select Noodles for the same reason. So how did the dangerous lead get into our noodles in the first place?

Biochemist Thuppil Venkatesh, professor emeritus at St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, has been researching lead contamination and related food safety issues for the last 30 years.

Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/06/05/eat-hot-lead_n_7516200.html