Chinese ethylene being used for ripening

Last week there were reports in local news here in Tamil Nadu thag chinese ethylene has entered the matket for fruit ripening and is being used but according to experts: regular consumption of fruits ripened using ethylene powder can trigger gastritis, ulcer, neurological disorders and cancer.

Can Fssai please advise how does this ethylene look so we are aware and can ask smarter questions. more  

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Ripening chemicals must be restricted for use in food stuffs. more  
The question is i)how Govt will stop this artificial ripening processii)how people will be sensitised:All the fruits market shall have displays telling the method of finding out the artificially ripened fruits and the authority to whom the people can complain. more  
Good suggestion for enforcement by FSSAI. more  
Mr Shefalika Lodhasir, you mentioned "Artificially ripened fruit can be identified by their lack of a uniform colour. For example, artificially ripened mangoes will be green and yellow in patches around the surface". Is it authentic information? I am asking because a neighbour of mine has about 4 mango trees in his house garden, mostly of desi varieties. He consumes these mangoes in own house and distributes balance to relatives and neighbours. He does not use them for commercial purpose. He does not use any form of chemical to ripen the mangoes and uses hay for ripening them. I am very sure of it as I have seen it myself. But mangoes from one tree does not have very uniform colour after ripening. It shows both green and yellowish/reddish colour patches. more  
Ms. Shfalika , all I wanted to know was how these fruits can be identified by a layman without any Lab facilities. Your method of identification was really helpful . more  
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