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Farmers Cautioned Against Food Contamination

Farmers have been blamed for causing food contaminations through the various farming processes and activities carried out in the cause of production.

The contamination, according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gladin Health Care is because such practices which are not in line with proper agronomical practices, leading to food poisoning or contamination.

Dr. Fianco Vincent, CEO of Gladin Health Care, located at the Spintex Road in Accra made the assertions on Tuesday during the ‘Food Safety, Nutrition and Hygiene’ segment of the Rite Morning Ride with host Captain Adabugar.

He was particularly concerned about the resort to unwholesome water to nourish the crops.

“Farmers, especially vegetable producers resort to the use of all type of water including contaminated water to irrigate their crops and thus leading to food poisoning and this is against the fact that vegetables are eaten raw,” he underscored.

Dr. Fianco added that fungi and bacteria infections can be generated through bad food handling.

He also expressed regret over farmers’ failure to adhere to directions in the application of chemicals.

“Farmers do not adhere to instructions whilst applying chemicals such as insecticides, weedicides, fertilizers and the rest and therefore end up applying the wrong quantity of fertilizers, contaminating the vegetables in the process.

Source; Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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