The answer depends on whom you ask, but the answer seems to have got a lot of people very upset.
According to a news report published Monday, many have expressed a concern that saffron could have a negative effect on the environment.
And to think it’s only used for spice … saffron is used in a number of industrial processes, including the manufacture of plastic bags, to produce plastic bottles and for plastic-processing plants.
The report was published by the International Centre for Research on Cancer, and was conducted by researchers who examined samples of saffron flowers which had been “distilled out” since the 1970s.
They found that most of the samples used in production of saffron were produced in the Punjab province (which has no saffron), a northern province that is known for its red flower.
The authors of the study also mentioned that many of the saffron samples came from India, but India is known to produce around 10 percent of the world’s production of saffron — most of it produced through illegal trafficking.
It can get difficult to track saffron down in India, particularly during the summer season, as its use is prohibited, whereas in other parts of the world most producers know where their flower is originating from.
Saffron is so heavily used and exported around the world that it makes up just 1.5 percent of the global flower market, according to the report.
“The evidence suggests that the use of saffron, a key medicinal plant, may have deleterious physiological effects,” it states.
According to researchers, who are now conducting a large study of saffron, it can have a number of adverse health effects.
“The chemical nature of the plant, the presence of lead, cadmium, and other contaminants (which may be toxic) suggest that these can be very harmful in human health,” researchers write.
These studies are currently underway, and while the results could be seen in a short time, the study’s publication is not the first of its kind.
“Many studies have shown adverse effects [which were] considered to be insignificant, with some of the findings proving to be negative by scientific literature checks … but there is growing interest [in] investigating these effects,” the report notes.
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