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Misuse of Oxytocin in Fruits, Vegetables and Dairy Farming

Misuse_Oxytocin_Fruits_Vegetables_Dairy_Farming How safe are the vegetables, fruits and dairy products that we consume everyday ? Read further to know some shocking facts.

Sometimes I see vegetables and fruits in abnormally bigger sizes in the market. I was under the impression that the country’s advanced science and technology has reached fruits and vegetable farming sector. But recent news reports indicate increased misuse of a drug called Oxytocin in fruits, vegetable farming and dairy farming sectors.

Some disturbing facts about the use of this drug Oxytocin are

  • this drug Oxytocin is
    • injected in the roots of the plants to produce bigger and more quantity of fruits and vegetables.
    • injected in cows and buffaloes to produce more milk without considering the side effects caused to the animals.
  • to the consumer
    • when we consume these fruits/vegetables and dairy products, we are unknowingly consuming this drug that is harmful to our health.
    • even before buying, it is not possible to identify and avoid these harmful fruits/vegetables and dairy products.

How to survive ? Sad (When we are not sure whether fruits, vegetables and dairy products are safe to eat)

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Update: 01 Aug 2010

Uttar Pradesh government has arrested nearly 260 people within a fortnight for their alleged involvement in adulteration of vegetables. Read more from The Times of India.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Aarthi August 9, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Thanks for blogging about this
    I too read this article in TOI and it is rather heartbreaking.
    looks like there is no end to man’s greed or is it our population to blame?

  • galeswararao July 3, 2012, 3:46 pm

    very impresive but not post about animal milk and causes please tell me

  • dr harjeet July 4, 2014, 1:41 am

    oxytocin is destroyed orally , please inform me how is it causing health problems

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