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Pesticide overuse a top food safety concern

Source: Vietnam News, Date: September , 2015

The increasing overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilisers are posing more threats to farmers' health and agro product consumers, but authorities have never had an eye on the overwhelming consumption of the chemicals in agriculture. This would also exert more pollution pressure to the environment at a time when critically polluted areas by pesticide waste from the subsidy period has not been dealt with properly yet. Participants to an open forum held in Thua Thien - Hue Province last Friday agreed that the use of chemical pesticides is on the rise. They were NGOs, officials of departments of natural resources and environment, plant protection agencies, and farmers from central localities of Quang Nam, Da Nang, Thua Thien - Hue, Quang Tri and Quang Binh.

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