Look into harmful chemicals in our food | Inquirer Opinion

Look into harmful chemicals in our food

/ 05:01 AM March 31, 2023

I am a subscriber of the Inquirer and never miss reading the Opinion section.

The editorial “Good news, bad news on cancer” (3/18/23) caught my eye since two of my family members were just recently diagnosed with cancer. One with cancer of the rectum and the other with cancer of the thyroid glands. Your information regarding the shortage of oncologists, and lack of trained pathologists, technologists, and surgeons are certainly facts. Indeed, what is the use of state-of-the-art facilities without the experts and knowledgeable medical personnel to make use of it?

I am just a lowly citizen who has been observing perhaps what in our society has been causing these diseases. I know that one of the culprits is the harmful chemicals in our food chain that have been recognized as carcinogens. What I cannot understand is why authorities are so lenient or neglectful in prohibiting the spraying of harmful chemicals on our vegetables. Perhaps it is time for them to take a closer look at the ongoing practice of farmers spraying poisonous insecticides on their produce. Even supermarkets fail to test their products whether they pass the acceptable standards of good health.


Minerva Yuvienco,

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