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Vegetables and fruits in student lunches heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals

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Vegetables and fruits in student lunches heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals   

 

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Vegetables and fruits found in lunches for students under the government-sponsored lunch programme are almost 100 percent contaminated with pesticides and 99 percent of the urine samples from students and teachers in four provinces were tested with organophosphate, a deadly toxic pesticide that attacks nervous system.

 

The above alarming findings were the result of a research jointly conducted by Thai Education Foundation, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Field Alliance of Chiangmai University and Greenpeace Thailand during July 2017-October 2018 on student lunches in 55 schools in Chiang Mai, Pathum Thani, Sakon Nakhon and Phang-nga provinces.

 

Vegetables which are widely used in student lunches which were tested include carrot, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale, long bean and tomato.  However, only two types of chemicals were tested – organophosphate and pyrethrum because organophosphate are widely used in insecticides for fruits and vegetables.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/vegetables-and-fruits-in-student-lunches-heavily-contaminated-with-toxic-chemicals/

 
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14 minutes ago, ezzra said:

In a country where there's total lack of checks and controls as what farmers are spraying their field and orchids with and the unsanitary storage and transportations of said produces, one should be surprise at all to read about such finding and i'm sure that these are only the tip of the iceberg... 

I think you mean ''not be surprised''....missing a not........have a good day sir....

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1 hour ago, fruitman said:

So strange that foreign expats are leaving thailand

555 yes it is. And many are leaving feet first!

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1 hour ago, fruitman said:

I like the salad bars in the supermarkets but won't buy it anymore...also no more fresh orange juice from thailand, no coconuts, no durians out of season, no mango's....actually nothing is left at this moment.....

 

So strange that foreign expats are leaving thailand 🤔

For some years, I have only purchased frozen vegetables from New Zealand, which I know are strictly controlled.    Contaminated vegetables will always be a problem in Thailand until farmers are trained to handle toxic chemicals.

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Living on earth and complaining about toxicity is serious whining. The universe is toxic. Everything is toxic. There is only 20.95 O2 content in the air. Any slight drop we are good as dead. Tobacco, alcohol, fast food, soft drinks, hard drinks, sitting on a needle, accidents, roof superman, kissing, running, eating, vegetables, laughing till people see intestines, smiling, winking, honking, etc. are all toxic and when its time to check out, its time to check out. 

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