Seeds of death

日期:2017-06-13 07:05:34 作者:郁曹 阅读:

More than 50 people have died and thousands made seriously ill in northern India in the past few weeks after eating mustard oil contaminated with poisonous poppy seeds. The seeds of the poppy Argemone mexicana are being surreptiously used as a cheap alternative to mustard seeds by unscrupulous suppliers and manufacturers. Mustard oil is used in cooking by millions of Indians. The poppy seeds look similar to mustard seeds but produce a toxin when digested that disrupts the capillaries that drain fluids from tissues,