Friday, March 17, 2006

Chicken, Eggs and Shit

So, we e-mail each other, call each other, ask tentatively, are you eating chicken, eggs? In moments of rebellion, we decide to hell with it, and take a few illicit bites. Then, feel awful. Is my daughter sniffling because of ....

I feed her banana milk shake everyday. Ofcourse, the milk is no good, pumped as it is with steroids. And now I know the bananas too are poisoned, to ripen quickly, more likely to cause depression and cancer, than alleviate it. Spinach is out, grown as it is on public lavatory grounds besides railway tracks. Oranges, carrots, tomatoes, pumped with unhealthy red color. Potatoes, rice, wheat, capsicum, grapes, apples, strawberries .... all contaminated. The water too, ofcourse is laced with sewage, is it? Fish is mercury, meat is rotting.

Of course, we could all shift to organic foods, and meats imported from New Zealand or wherever. If domestic budgets permitted.

If I sound grumpy, it's the lack of protein doing me in.

6 comments:

Jyothi Kapur Das said...

Yeah, i know... I sneak soya granules into the kids' meals, kidding them that it's mutton! Whatever works for however long...!

Mukul said...

arrey you sound like woody allen!

surabhi said...

i know what you mean. i figured that if it tastes good, forget the cancers. some of it tastes so dull and dead that you kow its just steroids!some friends are marketing navdanya food (vandana shiva) in bby - call 9324288418. they do free home delivery.

Jyothi Kapur Das said...

thanks... will try the links tip..

david raphael israel said...

Batul -- ever tried brown rice? (no idea if it's found in India)
Perhaps a pet goat (for milk)?
-- grasping at straws -- not knowing enough...
best,
d.i.

Batul said...

Hi David,

Yes, brown rice is an easily available option, though expensive. Double the price of white rice. And a pet goat in the matchbox apartments of Mumbai would be neighbor's envy, owner's pride (That's the catch line of a TV ad).