To quicken the process of fruit ripening, chemicals and ripening agents are used by retailers. The natural taste and nutritional value is compromised in this process, but there is no system in place to check this practice. It is suspected that some fruits including water melons and bananas are ripened artificially by injecting chemicals in them. As traders and retailers are under pressure to ensure a regular supply of fruits, they commit themselves to this foul practice. This gives rise to lot of diseases in peoples and thus it is requested that action must be taken to protect our nation’s health. 

BASMA SULEMAN,  

Karachi, June 21.