Imported ‘toxic’ fruits concern for Kashmir’s farm produce, says environmentalist Vandana Shiva

Sounding a note of caution over growing popularity of imported “toxic” foods, globally renowned environmental activist and author Dr Vandana Shiva has said Kashmiri apples, walnuts and almonds are fast losing the race to the ‘toxic’ fruits imported from different parts of the world.

“Toxic apples and almonds imported from California, Washington and China hugely subsidised because of market distortions in the name of free trade has made Kashmiri apples and almonds to disappear from local markets and the imagination of the people,” said Shiva in an exclusive interview with Greater Kashmir.