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    Evidence of high pesticide in vegetables

    It is reported that the vegetable samples collected from the markets in Kerala contained organochloro pesticides in high dozes, above the permissible limits. Such vegetables are unfit for human consumption. Ten samples out of 44 samples collected and analyzed for presence of organochloro pesticides contained it and five of these samples had residue above permissible limits.
    The markets from where data were collected include those at Kollam, Kottarakkara, Ernakulam, Paravoor, Thodupuzha, Kasargod, Kottayam, Manathavady and Kozhikkode. Those samples collected from Kottayam, Perumbavoor and Neyyanttinkara had excess presence of pesticides.
  • #6831
    You are correct sir. Use of the pesticide nowadays common in the the small farms in villages also. For cucumber and banana cultivation also. I have seen, to control the pests and for better cultivation some farmers are using the thimet . The main and interesting think is that the items which are cultivated by using pesticide they will send to market. For house hold purpose they are using the vegetable without pesticides or chemicals. We can see the difference by seeing the farms and the size of the vegetables. Promotion of organic farming is the best solution for this.
    With Best Regards,
    Subitha


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