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China: Betel nut, which was once regarded as "green gold", was considered to be carcinogenic and faded by related studies

Areca Nut
China
Taiwan
Published Dec 17, 2020

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The betel nut, which was once regarded as "green gold", was considered to be carcinogenic and faded by related research. Before the end of 2019, the Council of Agriculture also encouraged the abandoned betel nut garden to be converted to other crops at a cost of 150,000 yuan per hectare. However, betel nuts are still everywhere in the mountainous area. Food safety is the predominance in the garden. Almost all foods and foods are regulated by relevant laws and regulations. Only betel nuts cannot be regulated. The Health Bureau said that betel nuts are neither food nor medicine. They can only be morally persuaded not to sell or eat. It is necessary to fix the law. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a monograph and announced that the betel nut itself is the first type of carcinogen. In other words, the betel nut (betel nut, commonly known as "jingzi") Even if additives are not added, it can cause cancer, but there are still many people who eat betel ...
Source: Agriharvest
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