Chemical pesticides in Thailand !
Normal fruits and vegetables in Thailand are full of chemical pesticides!
56% of fruit and vegetables in Thailand, have chemical pesticide residues above the maximum allowable limit!!!
This % become worse (70,2%) in modern trade outlets as Tesco Lotus, Makro and Big C!
The Q Mark is not a safe guarantee, because unsafe for 61,5% Fruit
In Japan and the European Union, excessive chemical residues are only found in 4% of samples (in Thailand 56%).
“Pesticides are intended to kill unwanted organisms” but not only
This is the report
Thai PAN has published the results of their second round of testing on chemical pesticide residues for 2016
Thai PAN has published the results of their second round of testing
Today, the Thai Pesticide Alert Network (Thai PAN), led by its Coordinator Prokchol Ousap, held a
In addition, samples of fruit and vegetables labelled as “safe” and “organic” were collected from major stores and supermarkets such as Gourmet Market, TOPS, Home Fresh Mart, Max Value, Villa market, Lemon Farm, Golden Place, and Foodland. The samples were analysed in a laboratory certified with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Ms Prokchol revealed that
The test results revealed that vegetables which
Fruit and vegetables which have the Organic
“One thing we need to realise is that chemical pesticides classified as type 4 hazardous materials –which are no longer allowed to be used in Thailand, that is Dicrotophos, Endosulfan, Methamidophos, and Monocrotophos – as well as type 3 hazardous materials which have not been authorised for use by the Department of Agriculture, that is Carbofuran and Methomyl, were found in 29/158 samples of fruit and vegetables, or 18.4%.“
“Consumer groups should keep a close eye on the actions of the different government agencies involved and should be ready to collaborate with Thai PAN to use legal measures and consumer campaigns to reform our food and agriculture system to be safer in the