Mangaluru: The Tulunada Rakshana Vedike staged a protest against Nestle to ban Maggi noodles, in front of the DC office here, on June 6.
Addressing the protesters, the founder president of Tulunada Rakshana Vedike Yogish Shetty, Jeppu said, “Earlier, people used to live long and never had any health issues. But the present generation is facing many health problems. We need to stop the usage of Maggi in India, since it contains a harmful chemical content called monosodium glutamate (lead).”
He further said that by advertising the product with celebrities, they [Nestle] are trying to manipulate the public and harm India in an indirect way. “As far as preserved food is concerned, they have to be tested by the food testing authorities and then sold by the distributors. Maggi has been banned in Nepal and London but our country is promoting such harmful products by not taking any action against it.”
He urged the people to think about their health and get rid off these preserved foods like Maggi.
Later, Hameed Hassan, general secretary said that Maggi has to be banned in India since it is effecting the health of the younger generation’s.
Jyotika Jain and others were also present.