Are Green Peas mixed with artificial colors, Fungicidal coating on wheat seeds

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Brief Outline: A viral video shows how green colors are mixed to green peas, claiming to be harmful to health. 

Facts Check: Fake

What is Viral? 

Please see how green pea is made. Dangerous colour is added & dried. So don't by dried green pea. Don't order for green pea dishes in hotels.

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Facts Check Analysis: The video showing addition of green color to the peas is going viral over the social media. However as claimed in the video that this are green color’s might be true, but this is a normal process known as seed treatment or seed dressing.

As seen in the video the farm workers are unloading the seeds in the mixer. One men can be seen adding green liquid into the mixer. The output green output is then collected and spread out on a green cloth on the ground to dry.

Seed treatment: In agriculture and horticulture, seed treatment or seed dressing is a chemical, typically antimicrobial or fungicidal, with which seeds are treated prior to planting. Less frequently, insecticides are added. Seed treatments can be an environmentally more friendly way of using pesticides as the amounts used can be very small. It is usual to add colour to make treated seed less attractive to birds if spilt and easier to see and clean up in the case of an accidental spillage.

Seed Dressing and Its Advantages

Seed dressing refers to the process of soaking or treating the seeds with nutrients, vitamins and other kinds of micro nutrients for the protection and growth of the crops.

When is it important to get your seed dressed?

When the seeds are having breakages then there are good chances for the fungi to enter into the seeds and affecting the crop. These kinds of seed breakages happen when huge bags of seeds are dropped from height.

Watch the original video: Fungicidal coating on wheat seeds

Fungicidal Seed treatments can be an environmentally more friendly way of using pesticides as the amounts used can be very small. It is usual to add colour to make treated seed less attractive to birds if spilt and easier to see and clean up in the case of an accidental spillage

 



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