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Scarcity of Onions: Girls now Wear Onions on neck as Jewelry

Scarcity of Onions: Girls now Wear Onions on the neck as Jewelry

Wonders Shall Never End! That was my exclamation when I saw a DP of a girl with two-piece of onions on her neck as a necklace. But I am not surprised, the price of those onions can buy her a decent necklace. Scarcity of Onions: Girls now Wear Onions on the neck as Jewelry.



Wonders Shall Never End! Can You Wear This Latest Onions FashionScarcity of Onions: Girls now Wear Onions on the neck as Jewelry

The only person who will not understand this fashion is someone who does not live in Nigeria this time. The person does not know that onions cost a fortune now.

Anyone who has a basket of onions in his is her home has money. It is called “onions treasure” or “onionaire” just like a millionaire.

Since the cost of onions is now highly valued, people are converting it as part of their fashion. Some take selfies with onions. Onions are now a great asset. Someone said the other time that it will be soon be used as brideprice.

The lady in the photo has used her onions as her jewelry. It is funny.

Scarcity of Onions: Girls now Wear Onions on the neck as Jewelry



Food Production and storage in Biology – You may read

FOOD PRODUCTION  AND STORAGE

Food production is said to be the process of processing food items and making them available for man.  In order to make food available for man, food production can be improvised in a number of ways.

  1. Crop improvement methods.
  2. Proper timing of planting
  3. Adoption of better cultivation
  4. Use of manure and fertilizers
  5. Control of pest, diseases, and reeds
  6. Use of resistant varieties.

CAUSES OF FOOD WASTAGES.


Some causes of food wastage are as follows:

  1. Poor storage facilities
  2. Damage caused by pest and disease
  3. Inadequate transport facilities
  4. Natural disasters
  5. Inadequate processing facilities
  6. Bush burning
  7. Late harvesting.

Methods of Preserving and Storing Food.

  1. Salting:– This is the dusting of farm products with table salt. Farm products can be stored or preserved by salting including meat, fish, etc.
  2. Freezing / Refrigeration. This involves the use of cold storage facilities like refrigerators and deep freezers to store or preserve certain food such as meat, fish vegetable, fruits, etc.
  • Drying/sun drying. This involves the drying of some crops or products using the heat from the sun. Products that can be dried by the sun include fish, meat, groundnut, yam, chips, plantain chips, etc.
  1. Canning:- in canning, the raw food is first cleaned and prepared carefully followed by an airtight container. After which the containers are heated to high temperatures for a given period of time.  Simply put – canning is the storage of processed and consumable food in cans or bottles under special condition for further consumption.  Examples of food items preserved by this method are meat, fish, beans, etc.
  2. Smoking:- it involves the drying of some farm products over the smoke of a naked fire. Food preserved by smoking including – meat, fish, maize, okro. Et.c

 

EVALUATION TEST

  1. Define food production
  2. State four causes of food wastage
  3. List four methods used in preserving food.

 



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