VITAMIN C Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and more all contain vitamin C. The active ingredient is found in fruits and vegetables that have been dried, chopped or sliced, or cooked, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
But the FDA hasn’t approved the use of vitamin C in any food or drink because it has not been scientifically studied for its ability to kill fruit fly larvae, the insects that carry the disease.
So, the FDA has been waiting to get a report from the U,S.
Food and Drug Administration that will answer whether vitamin C is effective in preventing the spread of the disease from fruit flies.
The agency has been looking for a way to test the fruit fly population before deciding whether to approve vitamin C as a treatment.
The fruit fly disease has killed more than 200,000 people worldwide.
If approved, it could save lives and save money by helping to fight the disease, which kills more than 6,000 Americans each year.
If you want to know more about the fruit flies disease, watch our story.
The FDA has also been waiting for a report to be issued on the efficacy of vitamin c against fruit flies in people, a key step for a drug to enter the market.
The Food and Consumer Agency is expected to issue a final rule soon that will set a timetable for the approval of the drug for use in humans, according a source familiar with the matter.
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