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Why India Should Stop Aping The West And Follow Its Own Milky Way

Depending on where they lived, Indians generally grew up with milk reaching their doorstep each morning either in a glass bottle (which of course would be refilled and reused) or they'd have their steel cans filled by the milk man, who'd arrive with his own giant steel container. Today, milk generally comes either in a Tetrapak or a plastic packet-- neither one is healthy for our environment or for us because of its plastic content.
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Milk, Or White Poison?

When I was growing up, my mom used to make me drink a glass of milk every morning. Millions of mothers all over the country follow this practice, and with good reason. Milk is, after all, considered to be a super-food. The problem is that a large amount of the milk in India is adulterated with substances from water to urea and detergent. While some adulterants just reduce the nutritional value, others can do some serious damage to people's health.
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The Great Milk Debate

The world seems to be divided into two camps: those who strongly advocate the health benefits of milk and assert that it's an essential part of the human diet; and the other side, which vehemently disagrees, claiming that milk has no nutritional value whatsoever and does more harm than good. If you're on the fence - or just wondering what the big deal is about that innocent glass of white liquid - keep reading.