ARTIFICIAL RIPENING WITH CHEMICALS :
Calcium carbide[Ca2C2] is also used in some countries for artificially ripening fruit. When calcium carbide comes in contact with moisture, it produces ACETYLENE GAS, which is quite similar in its effects to the natural ripening agent, ETHYLENE.
ACETYLENE ACTS LIKE ETHYLENE AND ACCELERATES THE RIPENING PROCESS.- As simple as that .
As CaC2 imitates acetylene gas, it may affect the neurological system by inducing prolonged hypoxia (low oxygen reaching the blood and tissues). The fast ripened fruits contain harmful properties because CaC2 contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus and the production of acetylene gas has a hazardous effect on human.
Like to have comments on this subject as I have attached the picture of Bananas . These I bought day before yesterday green [I always buy green one so that it is ripened at home as we consume the ones already ripe at home .]
I am noticing this blackening on the skin . Also the texture under the darkened are in the Skin is different and normal . I scoop out that portion and consume the rest . Is that okay or should I avoid consuming the entire banana.
ADD LIFE TO YEARS - AVOID FRUITS RIPENED WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS . more
If at all, the tap must be closed at the top, meaning, steps should be taken to stop chemical ripening procedures if those methods are assuredly proven to be harmful for humans.
Don't we also come across birds and animals pecking/eating the same fruits? What about them? more
There are Central and State governments in this country! Are we seeing their function to protect its countrymen from this kind of adulteration? No way possible, ryt? In Kerala, majority of the houses do have a CANCER PATIENT IN EVERY HOME! Down the line 5 to 7 years, this number may affect each residence! Any action by any one?
The Mother Earth is so beautiful, are we protecting atleast whatever we can! Instead thru PLASTICS we are killing the NATURE! Today WATER resource is taking a back seat, most of the States in India do hv drinking water scarcity! Availability of FISH in the sea reduced like anything, as bottom of the sea is rested with plastic. Cattles are eating plastic and giving milk! Precisely, learned men know, the END OF WORLD IS DUE TO PLASTIC! Anybody caring or bothered?
If a bit of DISCIPLINE is practiced by the society, and the government, the menace can be addressed easily! Anybody listening!!!!!!! more