A group of Nigerian scientists has cautioned the general public about the consumption of animals reared with growth hormones as it causes serious health complications and diseases.
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According to the experts, consuming foods reared with hormonal growth promoters or any other chemical substance meant to increase the growth of the animal causes drug resistance and cancers in humans.
Further research reveals that consuming foods reared with such substances might not give an immediate complication to one’s health but could become very visible in the long run.
The former president of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Mr. Adeoye Adetoyi, and
veterinary doctors, George Chidozie and Oluwaseun Ayepada, the experts urged relevant regulatory agencies to clamp down on the use of such substances in rearing animals meant for human consumption.
The use of hormonal growth promoters in breeding animals has been forbidden in Nigeria, according to Adetoyi, because they are not safe for use in animals intended for human consumption. Despite the ban, he added that some people continue to use them to raise animals.
In other news, popular Ghanaian showbiz lawyer, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has advised parents to also channel their energies to their retirement plans and secure financial stability for themselves amid taking care of their children.
Speaking in an interview on the United Showbiz aired on United TV hosted by Kwame A-Plus, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw intimated that children might disappoint their parents should they look solely up to them as their investments.
He said that a lot of young people are frustrated on the account that there are no job opportunities in the system, hence they are unable to meet the expectations of their parents by not being able to take care of them as they should.
He advised that parents must also secure financial stability for themselves should in case their children are unable to take good care of them when they expect them to do so.
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