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The anti-dairy campaign that caused a stir

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Back in 2000, Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi sparked controversy with her anti-dairy campaign. A passionate animal rights activist and environmentalist, Gandhi was met with attacks from religious leaders and even sympathetic members of the public. But Gandhi had modern science behind her and researchers supporting her stance. “The ICMR did research on milk for seven years and took thousands of samples from across India. What did they find? Large amounts of DDT, poisonous pesticides called HCH. Under the food adulteration...

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