CCTV exposure Zengcheng vegetables are sprayed toxic pesticides, but, the authorities said the sampling qualified
Ret farmers fights drugs and have a chance to saw the whole process of the preparation of pesticides. I saw several pesticides to be
mixed into the plastic bucket. A bottle of pesticide which has a pungent smell, printed with the words "chlorpyrifos" on the packaging.
It is understood that chlorpyrifos has been banned the production or use of state.
Subsequently, the CCTV reporter was survey the retail vegetable cultivation near area and found a lot of abandoned pesticide packaging,
there were lots of packaging emblazoned "carbofuran", "carbofuran", "phorate" words. And all of these has belong to highly toxic pesticides.
The Ministry of Agriculture has clearly define their use on vegetables as early as 2002.
In the sampling areas, the CCTV reporters at the Guangzhou overnight from a agricultural trading market and found the two staff members
was busy to charge the market management fees from farmers and traders. We’re not see any inspectors for inspect the vegetables pesticide
residue. A security guard said they rarely sampling here. After dawn, the market management office also empty even they set up a special
agricultural products quality and safety testing room. Except the detection reagent has not been used, there were not seen any sampling
of vegetable samples and relevant testing data.
There were some exotic farmers are violation to use medication
Yangcheng Evening News reporter Yong Liu, Junyi Gan, Nuo Xu reported: The retail farmers suspected of using banned pesticides in
Zengcheng, Conghua districts, The Agricultural sector of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City arrange six supervision and inspection
group within 7 days to carry out supervision and inspection after the media exposure.
Sampling of vegetable samples qualified
In the morning of 7th Dec.,2015, the Guangdong Provincial Department of Agriculture sent the provincial Agricultural Comprehensive
Administrative Law Enforcement Supervision Bureau led two groups of law enforcement supervision, in conjunction with the Guangzhou
Municipal Bureau of Agriculture to Zengcheng, Conghua two law enforcement inspection area. It is understood, Zengcheng, Conghua
districts no poisoning due to consumption of vegetables.
December 7, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture Working Group in conjunction with the Bureau of Agriculture went Zengcheng,
the Village reports referred to investigation. After preliminary investigation, the Village is located in Shitan Zengcheng Town, the part vegetable
fields leased to Guangxi and other places of basing growers. The man claiming to be the work of growers from Guangxi was found carrying 2
packs of illegal pesticide, the law enforcement officers have to investigate their origin; The field examination revealed arbitrarily discarded pesticide
bags (bottles) phenomenon. The Law enforcement officers drawn some vegetable samples back for testing, the result of the pesticide residues
meet the standards.
Expert Q & A
Sampling of vegetables into the market again
Individual market regulation has loopholes
Yangcheng Evening News: current detecting in Guangzhou wholesale market place?
regulations, vegetables into the wholesale market request sampling, because there were lot of farmers and the sampling has not been done.
In fact, the people don’t need to worry too much, the regulatory in Guangzhou vegetable market was quite good, maybe some places appear loopholes
due to inadequate regulation. In addition, some farmers are foreign lease production staff, the village collective for their supervision and education was
deficiency. This requires a remedy can not be generalized.
Yangcheng Evening News: Some people mentioned, whether the pesticide is highly toxic or low toxicity, in order to cure diseases, pests and ensure the
harvest, the farmers have no choice. Is it like this?
Riyuan Chen: Not really. The main reason was the cost of the high efficiency with low toxicity pesticide residue much higher than the low efficiency with
high toxicity pesticide residue, it’s about 30% higher. In addition, to strengthen the retail farmers technical training. According to CCTV reported that the
farmers are mixed with fifty-six kinds of pesticides, actually speaking, it’s no need to use so much pesticide, then twelve kinds of pesticide enough if we use
the right medicine.
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