State should probe pos­si­ble im­port of fake rice, bananas

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

So­cial media are known to be in­for­ma­tive and ed­uca­tive de­spite other prob­lems it is associated with. They have evolved from so­cial en­gage­ment plat­forms to busi­ness plat­forms. What­sApp works dif­fer­ently in that mem­bers who share a com­mon ob­jec­tive can form a group and en­gage from wher­ever each of them is. So­cial media are sources of in­for­ma­tion. It is on these sites I came across a clip show­ing how coun­ter­feit rice is pack­aged in In­dia. I also saw how bananas are put in a red chem­i­cal to ripen quickly and later ex­ported to other coun­tries. I urge the gov­ern­ment to in­ves­ti­gate and clar­ify the au­then­tic­ity of these clips and pro­tect its ci­ti­zens from dis­eases associated with bad food in­clud­ing can­cer. It is likely Kenya could be a pos­si­ble des­ti­na­tion of such prod­ucts be­cause we im­port rice from Pak­istan.

VERONICAH ONJORO Mom­basa

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