ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Political Economy of the Animal Feed and Food Contamination Debate in India

Several large-scale outbreaks of diseases in the human population and among farm animals in India have been traced to food contamination. Scientific studies have established how contamination is passed through animal feeds to the human food chain. This paper identifies the stakeholders in the feed and food contamination debate and assesses their role and potential to achieve the goal of safer food for human consumption. In India, civil society groups and the private sector can be the drivers of change. What is essential is to equip them with scientific research findings, to identify and tackle contamination.



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