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Inorganic Food In Nigeria Market Is Affecting Our Health What Can We Do?

We need be aware of the danger these genetically enhanced food has on our health . People are dying young , there are more diseases in Nigeria now unlike before. Please advice on what we can do to make  an average Nigerian to be aware of this danger ? Or should we leave this up to the government ?

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d guy na organic ajebota, e no go fit bend im back to make ridges.

@colonia: abi u fit? (u fitn't)

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Re: Inorganic Food In Nigeria Market Is Affecting Our Health What Can We Do?

Better carry your own ada(cutlass)  and seeds to the nearest farm.

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@poster

I am not sure where you got your information from, but they are so off base that I don't know where to start.

Firstly, there is a difference between organic vs non-organic (not inorganic - that is in chemistry), and genetically modified (not enhanced) and non-genetically modified food sources

GM food are essentially genetically modified to posses certain desired traits like immunity to an infection, or reduce rate of ripening.

- Genetically enhanced foods are not the problem per se, but rather lack of due diligence in analyzing the effects new variants/mutants

- There is little to no research on the clinical impact of GM foods

- GMs result in reduced use of pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics by making the plant or animal genetically immune.

Organic foods are cultivated under an approximately closed farming system. What qualifies as organic depends on the specific country, and except in the case of livestock, usually does not bar the cultivation of GM produce

- The issue of organic foods is more of marketing than actual facts. Like in most situations where money is at stake, supporters come out with research results that favor them, while the opposing side bring up counter results.

- The whole organic production is less than 2% of world food production. So I wonder why the rest of the world is so silly if the dangers are so evident as you claim.

- Organic food still make use of some of the chemicals used in alternate methods

- There has been no incontrovertible evidence that organic foods are nutritiously better than the alternative.

- The yield of organic farming is lower and  the associated cost is higher

As the field of medicine advances, finer diagnoses would be possible, and thus there would be 'more diseases'. Ailments that formerly unidentified,non resolvable, or wrongfully diagnosed, can now be properly classified.

Most diseases (infectious diseases) are caused by pathogens (viral, bacterial, and fungal), and not the food we eat. Ingested chemical can possibly cause non-infectious diseases like cancer and cardiac problems. Specific chemicals have been traced to several of such diseases, but the path from using them as pesticide to the occurrence of the disease is not so clear.

Life expectancy in Nigeria was 42yrs in  1970 and 47yrs for both 1990 and 2006. I don't know what your indicators are that led you to  conclude that "people are dying young"

BTW I knew someone who lived in the US, was a vegetarian, and ate organic foods, but unfortunately died of cancer

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Lady and Debosky's points are solid.

We are really trying to imitate the west and west are trying to come bak to the old days going back to organic food.but look at it critically ow is that posible the meat you eat has antibiotic to make it look big and healthy the food the animals eat is already engineer genetically so is the fertilizer used for planting crops., Research has shown that despite what we are going thru we still have the best food source.

once we stop all the engineered food and change ur food eating habit and lifestyle eg eating Eba for Breakfast,iyan for lunch and amala/tuwo for dinner 7days a week 31 days a month would not help, eat fruits and veggies to get the antioxidants tat would help avert such illness.

the cause of cancer is a as a result of alterations of the bases or structure of DNA, drink alot of water because if u know the content of all the soda u will fear, my 2cent. i can answer more questions just did not want to bore u with too much science.

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Back to the topic, I believe a lot in preventive medicine, it is cheaper and saves a lot of time and lives. We have to learn to eat healthy and exercise more. Eat the right foods, friuts vegetables,and cut down on the fancy fast food. We have the misconception that it is a status thing to eat all those fancy foods but it is erronous, wehave to learn to eat healthy, am glad these days when i see more and more people Working and Jogging in the morning, it helps.

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@ poster

IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture), Ibadan started cross-breeding (genetically modified?) cassava over five years ago to produce better yield

Is that one of the in-organic foods you are refering to?

I hope not

Please mention some of the in-organic foods available in Nigeria

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm! Thank you!

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Thats fine. But in the future you guys will say somebody did mention the danger ahead .

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Olorun gba wa o!!!!! LMAO!!!!

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Thank you once again! See people who do not eat 3 square meals a day talking about inorganic food poisoning. What a joke!

Just to tell you what warped sense of reasoning most Nigerians have.

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uuummmm, what is your source for these claims of yours?? People are dying young because of genetically enhanced food?? LMAO!!!!! OH LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL OOO!!!!!

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Since when did Nigeria start celebrating them in making Inorganic foods?

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I think we've made ourselve to be worthless in many ways; and this is also one of the reasons why they will forever take advantage and continue to step all over us.

We don't get it.

Folks will only treat you the way you've presented yourself!

Just because our economy standard is currently weak doesn't mean we should debase our value as human being!

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4HIM:

That was a senseless statement!

So because folks die of hunger everyday we shouldn't pay attention to the sources of food that are being made available to the citizens?

I just don't get it; the thinking level of some folks are just sappy!

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inorganic food is not something Nigerians shld be worried about. More people die of hunger everyday in that country than will die of inorganic food poisoning in 10 yrs.

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@ Debosky

  I can tell you have no idea of what you are talking about. All these food that you mentioned what are their sources e.g cassava Right! does cassava look the same nowadays ? and when was the last time you were in  the hospital ? we have always been an healthy nation , but something must have gone wrong somewhere . I know we are all busy with politics , 419 etc but this an important issue we need to pay attention too. if you want to see the proof go visit nigerian hospital. we all need to know about this , people are been poisoned .

Also in the west organic / inorganic are well labelled so that consumers distinguish and make their selection. Right?

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First, it is confirmed that the Nigerian government are purely slow and absolutely useless; hence it is up to us, the citizens to educate each other on what is healthy and what is not.

And I'm proud to state that few things are currently being done regarding eating healthy and living longer in Nigeria. There are couple of shows on NTA that are actually designed to promote and stress the importance of identifying healthy food from poison.

Finally, I also think that in order for this campaign to be effective, we must discover a better strategy to elevate the poverty level of my people.

It is difficult for one to identify healthy food when this individual can't even afford to wipe his or her as s. Hence, it all falls into the poverty level of my people.

We must continue to create job opportunities, educate the citizens, and promote better ways of life, which will automatically increase our lifespan.

You don't expect a poor society to be finicky when it comes to food selection; in this kind of society, folks usually go with the flow and eat whatever is available.

We must also find a way to force our birdbrained government to control the market!

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We should stop copying the west.

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This is amusing. If there are more diseases in Nigeria today it's definitely NOT because of inorganic food. Observe some typical Nigerians Diet and you'll find the reason there, they won't touch vegetables and their food rations could probably feed an average family of 5.

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