India raises dangerous mango alert

06/10/2014 | Fresh Fruit Portal (Chile)

Indian officials are raising awareness about the fact that some mango traders are using a dangerous chemical called calcium carbide to speed ripening. The chemical is a potential carcinogen that's linked to health problems including severe headaches and sleep disorders. The government is taking the issue seriously and is aware of the need to protect the fruit's reputation.

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