Poisoned Fruits

I live in a country where fruits are seasonal. And those that aren’t, are either imported, or altered with chemicals.

I ate a lot of strawberries and grapes during the winter.

Soon after the summer started, I switched to sweet melons, watermelons, and mangoes.

Bananas – those are available all year round.

But I’ve always been suspicious about these fruits. Not just the fruits, but the vegetables too. And the milk packets from the factories. But especially the fruits.

The bananas don’t last more than 3 days. On the fourth day, even if the skin looks green, the fruits inside is already rotten.

The mangoes look suspicious.

My childhood was filled with mango trees. The mangoes took a few days to ripen, and always had that fresh wholesome taste.

The mangoes from these markets though, look processed. Processed with a bunch of chemicals. They don’t last long. Sometimes the skin is green, but the insides are completely ripe.

What’s going on in the world today? When I was a child, I could eat fresh wholesome natural fruits.

Now, every fruit in the market is either soaked in chemicals or injected with chemicals. The news media has covered this. But nobody seems to care. Somewhere in the food chain, between the farmers and the vendors, the fruits are being poisoned with chemicals.

These chemicals are being used to ripen the fruits faster than their normal times, grow bigger than the normal sizes, or shinier and more luscious to look at.

I just had a first hand experience today. And it’s worried me. A watermelon was leaking some soapy yellowish liquid from a tiny hole. I was shocked. I’d just cut a watermelon and eaten a huge portion. Now I was looking at the last one, leaking some soapy fluids from a hole in it. The hole was tiny enough to be an injection entry point. Whoever injected the chemicals must have used a whole lot of it.

I did some research on the internet. And the findings have left me traumatized. I don’t think I could eat another fruit in this dumpster of a country without wondering if it’s been filled with chemicals.

I don’t know the side effects of these chemicals. I don’t know which chemicals were used to begin with.

This is the current state of 3rd world countries. If the pandemic, riots, diseases and starvation doesn’t kill you, eating some chemical-laden fruits will.

The world is being driven by greed. And who says only the rich are greedy? The poor are greedy too. They’ll use any chemicals they find to inject into your fruits and sell them to you. Hell, they’ll even use sewage water if it makes your watermelon taste sweeter.

I’ve stopped eating sweet melons. I had an incident a few weeks ago, where I had a stomach ache the entire night, after eating sweet melon. I’m sure it must’ve been injected with some chemicals too.

I’m angry.

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