The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has stressed that agriculture has been abandoned to the helpless and nameless, poor peasants in the village.
He lamented that this has greatly affected the quality of food in the country.
He further noted that some of the country’s imports like frozen chicken are injected with chemicals which he stated are dangerous to health. He equally asserted that tomato paste reddened with some chemicals, apples ripened in chemicals especially ethanol and plantain ripened with chemicals are all poisonous to the health of the populace.
Ogbeh who condemned the use of chemicals equally revealed that in local rice mills, women are known for parboiling rice with drums made of iron saying that there is a high degree of rust getting into the rice.