Vegetable vendors sometimes resort to questionable methods to sell their wares. This is not news to us. Many of us know that they use harmful chemicals to make things look attractive. Sometimes, we avoid even such vegetables which look so good Natural, This is because our experiences tell us that there were probably unnatural means behind such a result. Recently, a clip showing such food adulteration has gone viral. The food in question? kind of green leafy vegetable, This is no surprise as green leafy vegetables are often contaminated to appear “fresh”. They are usually used as ingredients and decorated only when they look lush.
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This video has been shared by Twitter user Amit Thadani (@amitsurge). He noted that the original source was a LinkedIn post by Devarajan Rajagopalan. He captioned it, “Two minutes of real life horror story.” In the video, we see a man dipping a bunch of stale looking leaves into a liquid solution. He then removes them from the said chemical solution and sets them aside to dry. After a few seconds, the camera zooms in to show the leaves ‘unfolding’ and looks like this freshly plucked, Watch the full video here:
Two minute real life horror story. pic.twitter.com/gngzaTT56q
— Amit Thadhani (@amitsurge) March 17, 2023
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The video has received over 470K reactions on Twitter and over 2K reactions on LinkedIn. Users started commenting to give their opinion on the issue of food adulteration. Some claimed that the solution was harmless, but others were convinced that the liquid was hazardous to health. See how people reacted below:
Shockingly disturbing. Besides it’s scary. Don’t know what we all are eating. Better but vegetables from known sources.- Rohit M Gaikwad (@RohitMGaikwad) March 18, 2023
Which chemical is that?
No wonder our immunity is slowly decreasing… — Dr KK (@drkk4u) March 17, 2023
Nothing wrong with that! Basically it is a silicon based compound which is used as additives to enhance the efficacy of insecticide. It is harmless and can be used for spraying with zero day pH. It is also approved to be used in organic. But the product is not used to look fresh – Manesh Dumbre (@mrdumbre) March 17, 2023
We are living in dangerous times 😅🙏- Lakshya Advani (@LaksshyaAdvani) March 17, 2023
Dangerous. There is no doubt why cancer and other diseases are on the rise among the younger generation. Neeraj Lal (@andaman_boy69) March 18, 2023
Sometimes it is good to live near a Tier 3 city or village area. Since most of these scams have happened in metro or big cities.—Bhobotosh (@Bhobotosh11) March 18, 2023
Is there any way we can check whether vegetables have been chemically treated before buying them? Like a litmus paper test! — Bhanu Pratap (@imrtbsp) March 19, 2023
What do you think of the video? Tell us in the comments!
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