A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, raised alarm over dangerous food chemicals Nigerians consume daily.
The alarm was raised by the Executive Director, CAPPA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, who was represented by Director of Programmes, Philip Jakpor, at a media conference, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark World Food Day 2020 with the theme, ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions, Our Future’, in Abuja.
According to Oluwafemi with the little food at the disposal of Nigerians, most of them have continued to consume foods harmful to their health unknowingly on daily basis, but they need to raise the awareness about these trans-fats that have caused serious damage to vital organs of the body including the liver, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, colon, lungs, sight, skin, and also increase of body weight, joint pains, effects on men and women fertility and others.
He also pointed that trans-fatty acids are common found in fast, packaged, baked, and all sorts of processed foods best described as junk foods, and that there is the likelihood that more people, especially the young upwardly mobile are at risk of a major trans fats- induced health catastrophe.