Dr. Afọ́lábi Oluwadun
Professor of Medical Microbiology
Ọ́labisi Ọ́nabanjọ́ University
Agọ̀-Ìwòyè, Ògùn State
THE DANGERS OF SOME COMMON FOODS IN NIGERIA
Dr. Abayọ̀mì Ògùntoye
I promised to jot down about what’s killing individuals in Nigeria immediately. Nigerians ought to be centered on fixing these issues as an alternative of combating over GMO which they do not perceive but. These are what’s inflicting many of the most cancers going round now:
1.) Ripening agent for banana and plantain. Because persons are in hurry to reap their bananas and plantains. they spray them with Calcium carbide. This is a ripening agent and makes the plantain ripen in a short time. It is extraordinarily hazardous to the human physique because it accommodates traces of arsenic and phosphorus.
So anytime you purchase ripe plantain out there chances are high you might be shopping for plantain ripened with Calcium carbide.
Solution : Buy unripe Plantains and Banana and hold them inside a black plastic for few days, it would ripen naturally.
2.) Most Nigerian farmers, if not all of them use a chemical known as “Sniper” as an added ingredient for pest management. Sniper is potent and it scares me. It is a DDVP, 2,2-Dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate compound. An organophosphate that readily binds to the lungs and kidney inflicting most cancers. It is sort of in all the pieces you eat in Nigeria.
Solution : You are by yourself right here as a result of it’s in every single place.
3.) Weevil management in Beans with Aluminum phosphide (AlP). This is probably the most harmful meals air pollution in Nigeria. Because weevils can destroy the whole 12 months’s harvest of the farmer in a couple of days. They drop tablets of Aluminum Phosphide inside every bag of beans.
They assume that one pill is sufficient to drive weevils away from the bag of beans. Yes they’re proper, however that one pill can drive weevils away from a whole Silo of fifty tons of beans. Do the mathematics yourselves.
Unfortunately, it’s now one of the frequent causes of meals poisoning in Nigeria. It liberates deadly phosphine fuel when it is available in contact both with atmospheric moisture or with hydrochloric acid within the abdomen.
Solution : Eat beans with Weevils.
4.) Chicken from China preserved utilizing embalming substances. The similar used to embalm useless our bodies in Nigeria.This is a most cancers inflicting substance that kills slowing. _How else do you assume rooster will get to Nigeria from China with no correct cooling system._
Solution : Eat solely native rooster. do not buy frozen rooster. if you cannot see it working round do not buy it!!!!!! Don’t eat at Eateries. Stop utilizing your cash to purchase demise.
The farmers do not need to kill individuals, however they’re uneducated and do not know that they’re committing mass murders. And then, they do not have the suitable instruments to take care of the challenges they’ve.
NAFDAC too, in Nigeria, has turn into simply one other self-serving authorities company like “we took care of ourselves” NDDC. NAFDAC officers now not go to markets or farms. They glide round in official automobiles to go and extort budding producers. They sit of their places of work all day discussing bonuses, appointments, promotions and the way they had been denied the “lucrative posting”. Like the _Raw Materials Development Commission_ , and over 100 different authorities companies a ineffective and complete waste of cash.
This is why the European Union, United States do not need to have the Beans, Cocoa, Plantain, Yam and Pineapple exports from Nigeria. Everybody is fearful of Nigeria’s irresponsible public service and Nigeria’s cancer-intense, disease-riddled agricultural produce.
It has nothing to do with racism or as a result of they’re evil white individuals.
Britain, the EU and the US repeatedly and tirelessly warn Nigeria to wash up its extraordinarily toxic farm produce. Nigerians eat killer meals.
Even the Coca-Cola we drink is banned within the UK. A Nigerian businessman misplaced cash attempting to export Bottled-in-Nigeria Coca-Cola to the UK as it’s speculated to be cheaper right here due to decrease labour prices. The UK Food and Drugs Office calls the Coca-Cola, Sprite and so forth that we drink, cancer-Cola.
The EU and the US are merely fed up with the reckless mass murders of Nigerian agriculture.
Wait. WAIT ! !!
Read this another time and commit it to your reminiscence.
If there are individuals who you do not need to kill, individuals who you do not need to die, ship it to them.
You are free to repeat and ahead.
If we do not do one thing rapidly, the meals we eat and that Coca-Cola we drink, is what is going to kill 150 million Nigerians within the subsequent 9 years.