Lot’s of things going on in my mind. “The government of Mauritius has gone crazy,” people are murmuring. Mauritians, powerless, just watching the dramas unfold before them. We, humans of planet earth, are trained to “consume”.  Television, Facebook newsfeeds, newspapers and all are easy for us. Few are those who have the ability to “create” something.

The Banning of Ajinomoto

I don’t really care much about Ajinomoto. But the current Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Mr Ashit Gungah, wants to ban it for some random reason [1]. He says the product detrimental to public health. How much do you really care about public health? Doesn’t cigarette cause problems? A quick search on Google about Ajinomoto shows no concrete evidence of Monosodium glutamate begin harmful to health. Certain countries believe it to be dangerous so did Mr Ashit Gungah [2]. Some doctors said it is totally fine [3]. Are the ministers just doing “stuffs” to show they deserve the more than Rs 100,000 salary per month taken from us?

Leave us to decide for ourselves what’s good for us and what’s not!!!

Where is the Ministry of Health in all these? Does he have a word to say? Who is the Ministry of Health to begin with?

[1] http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Consumer-Protection-Laws-under-review,-says-Minister-Gungah.aspx

[2] http://www.govmu.org/English/News/Pages/Consumer-Protection-Laws-under-review,-says-Minister-Gungah.aspx

[3] http://www.lexpress.mu/article/274431/lajinomoto-bientot-banni-assiettes

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