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Pesticides bring a silent spring

(China Daily)

13:51, October 19, 2011

Fan Jiude cares for the cucumbers in his greenhouse that bring in 40,000 to 50,000 yuan every year. (Photo: China Daily/Zou Hong)

BEIJING, Oct 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Overuse of chemicals in farming raises concerns about food on our table, Yang Wanli reports from Yunnan and Shandong provinces.

It seems incredible that farmers would shun the vegetables they send to the cities. But that is the case in Xundian where 100 hectares of greenhouses provide vegetables for Kunming, about 50 kilometers away. Farmers next door will not eat them due to health concerns.

"Chemicals and fertilizers are widely used. We have to use them to grow bigger and more beautiful vegetables to meet market demand," local farmer He Chengliang said.

"But we only eat those grown in our courtyard without the use of chemicals. The variety may be limited but they are safe and healthy."


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