Everyone is aware that beans is among the most consumed staple food in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Beans being a legume makes it possible for it to be grown in any part of the country. The annual Consumption of beans in Nigeria is up to 200,000 metric tonnes. Upon that Nigeria spends up to 16billion Naira on imported beans.
Apart from the level of Consumption of beans. It has been recorded that Farmers use hazardous pesticides to preserve beans.
I think the cultivation and Consumption of beans should be banned in Nigeria. They make use of Dichlorvos up to 0.03mg to 4.6mg per kg against the standard quantity of 0.01mg. This harmful pesticide causes a lot of diseases to the body including cancer. They do this because, the Agricultural sector that suppose to be inspecting all food products are not efficient in their service. Apart from that most Farmers make use of sniper to preserve our food. These chemicals has contributed significantly to our health issues.
This has contributed to the stagnant growth of the economy because Nigeria has lost up to $750 million dollars to strict regulations in the international market.
This is quite unfair, we complain about food yet when produced are not always pure. Farmers should help save lives by adhering strictly to the rules and regulations guiding our food Consumption.
I think it should be completely banned in the country, so that people will know what they're eating.
A lot of harmful foods are produced, sold and consumed in our country. The Government should end all of this by placing ban on the Consumption of beans.
Don't forget to follow-up, because more educative articles are coming from me soon.
Don't you think it's right that way? Drop your comments below.
Content created and supplied by: Moonlight (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More