How safe are the vegetables, fruits and dairy products that we consume everyday? “The bigger sizes of vegetables and fruits in the market may look attractive, but people should think twice before purchasing them. They are the results of oxytocin hormones injected in fruits and vegetables
Incidentally, despite a ban imposed by the Union health ministry on sale of controversial hormonal drug Oxytocin through pharmacies to curb the misuse of the injection by dairy and agri farmers, farmers in the state, in a desperate bid to make their green produces like bottle gourds, bitter gourds and cucumbers look fresher, bigger and greener are injecting the veggies with this hormone.
The state government, in a communique issued here on Wednesday, has made a fervent appeal to farmers not to use oxytocin as its sustained use may cause hormonal imbalance even in human beings and harm their reproductive system.
Dairy farmers too inject oxytocin to cows and buffaloes to extract more milk. But the most alarming misuse of the hormone is being done by the farmers in the state.
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