Indian legislator calls Nepali 'Momo's' Life Threatening
June 9, New Delhi: An Indian Politician wants to ban the Nepali Snack Momo because he believes that Momo's are "life threatening".
According to reports, a legislator Ramesh Arora, from Indian-administered Kashmir, wants them banned for causing "life-threatening diseases".from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declared war on a popular street snack, to general public bewilderment. Momos, steamed meat or vegetable dumplings an integral part of Nepali cuisine.
According to him they contain the food additive MSG which many Indians believe to be harmful.However, some global studies have shown that monosodium glutamate is not as unhealthy as it is made out to be.Reaction to Mr Arora's campaign has ranged from amusement to outrage.
Arora has reportedly been campaigning against momos very seriously. The Hindustan Times newspaper reported that he has been speaking about the supposed bad effects of momos for at least five months. But it's not just momos that have him worried.
Arora says Chinese street food - also popular with Indians - is also full of MSG and can cause illnesses like stomach cancer, migraines and obesity.
The Oslo Times International News Network