Going Green

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pesticide Regulation in China

This is a good thing...

China boosts control of sprawling pesticide market

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, reeling from a series of scandals over the safety of its food, will pull thousands of pesticides from the shelves to improve regulation of their sale and use, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.

Farmers are faced with some 23,000 products sold under 16,000 names, leaving them unclear as to what they are spraying on their crops and in what quantities.

"Right now there are more than 1,700 in...(complete article here).

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