Health risks of using ripening agents in fruits
Regular consumers of plantain, banana, mango and other types of fruits, especially those bought in markets, risk contracting life-threatening diseases. The health threats have been linked to application of agents to forcefully or prematurely ripen these fruits and make them ready. The most commonly used ripening agent is Calcium carbide. It is capable of quickly…
‘Nigeria can earn over $4b, create 50,000 jobs yearly from mushroom production, export’
The National Mushroom Association of Nigeria (NAMAN) has said that Nigeria stands to earn as much as over $4 billion yearly from local mushroom production and export if properly harnessed.
Scientists advance cleaning up crude oil of spills with bacteria, mushrooms
Petrochemical or crude oil spillage in oil rich Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria has been linked to greater risk of developing different types of cancer, congenital heart defects among other ill effects due to exposure of the inhabitants to toxic pollutants. Until now, there have been several efforts and promises by the Federal Government and oil…