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Pesticide levels 'excessive' in a third of Guangzhou vegetables: study

Source: South China Morning Post, Date: January , 2015

Pesticide levels that exceeded national safety limits were found in a third of vegetable samples taken from Guangzhou markets in a new study by the environmental group Greenpeace. One sample of cowpeas, at a market in Tianhe district, was found to have levels of the insecticide omethoate that were 64 times the national standard. Vegetables sold in Beijing and Shanghai markets were much safer than those in Guangzhou, said the study, released this week. Unlike Beijing and Shanghai, which import more than half their vegetables from other provinces, Guangzhou produces more than 90 per cent of the vegetables it consumes. Most are grown by individual farmers in suburban Zengcheng and Conghua districts.

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