Define Food Adulteration. Name two health problems caused due to adulterated food.
Food adulteration is an act of adding or mixing of poor quality, inferior, harmful, substandard, useless or unnecessary substances to food. This act of spoiling the nature and quality of food items is considered food adulteration.The two major health problems caused by food adultration are as under-
1) Adulterated food is dangerous because it may be toxic and can affect health and it could deprive nutrients essential for proper growth and development of a human being.
2) Some adulterated food even causes cancer, the most life threatening disease.