Food on sale filthy and contains poisons

Food, as it moves along the value chain, is exposed to contaminants that are ultimately harmful to human beings. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • As more diseases are linked to lifestyle and nutrition, people are beginning to grow more conscious of their food.
  • Several other local studies have found that fruits and leafy vegetables contain high levels of pesticide residue and heavy metals.
  • Globally, a World Health Organization study found that contaminated food was the cause of 600 million illnesses in 2010.

The chicken served at some popular fast food cafes in Nairobi could be laced with a toxic cocktail of bacteria and in some cases, chemicals that could cause cancer.

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