਀㰀䴀䔀吀䄀 渀愀洀攀㴀䜀䔀一䔀刀䄀吀伀刀 挀漀渀琀攀渀琀㴀∀䴀匀䠀吀䴀䰀 㠀⸀  ⸀㘀  ㄀⸀㄀㤀 ㄀㤀∀㸀㰀⼀䠀䔀䄀䐀㸀 ਀㰀䠀㄀ 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀挀一ⴀ栀攀愀搀椀渀最倀愀最攀 瀀爀攀瀀攀渀搀ⴀ㔀 猀瀀愀渀ⴀ㄀㄀ 氀愀猀琀∀㸀䘀椀攀氀搀猀 漀昀 眀愀琀攀爀洀攀氀漀渀 戀甀爀猀琀 椀渀 䌀栀椀渀愀 㰀⼀䠀㄀㸀
਀㰀䐀䤀嘀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀∀挀吀ⴀ猀琀漀爀礀䐀攀琀愀椀氀猀 挀昀椀砀∀㸀
Alexa Olesen
May 18, 2011 - 10:59AM ਀㰀唀䰀㸀㰀⼀唀䰀㸀㰀⼀䐀䤀嘀㸀 ਀㰀䐀䤀嘀 挀氀愀猀猀㴀愀爀琀椀挀氀攀䈀漀搀礀㸀

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਀㰀倀㸀䘀椀攀氀搀猀 漀昀 攀砀瀀氀漀搀椀渀最 眀愀琀攀爀 洀攀氀漀渀猀 愀爀攀 挀爀攀愀琀椀渀最 栀愀瘀漀挀 椀渀 䌀栀椀渀愀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 昀愀爀洀攀爀猀 漀瘀攀爀搀漀猀椀渀最 琀栀攀椀爀 挀爀漀瀀猀 眀椀琀栀 最爀漀眀琀栀 挀栀攀洀椀挀愀氀猀 愀爀攀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 琀栀攀 戀氀愀洀攀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

About 20 farmers around Danyang city in Jiangsu province have been affected, losing up to 45 hectares of melon, China Central Television said in an investigative report.

਀㰀倀㸀吀栀攀 戀爀漀愀搀挀愀猀琀攀爀 搀攀猀挀爀椀戀攀搀 琀栀攀 眀愀琀攀爀洀攀氀漀渀猀 愀猀 ∀氀愀渀搀 洀椀渀攀猀∀ 愀渀搀 猀愀椀搀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 攀砀瀀氀漀搀椀渀最 戀礀 琀栀攀 栀攀挀琀愀爀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 䐀愀渀礀愀渀最 愀爀攀愀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Prices during the past year have prompted many farmers to jump into the watermelon market.

਀㰀倀㸀䄀氀氀 漀昀 琀栀漀猀攀 眀椀琀栀 攀砀瀀氀漀搀椀渀最 洀攀氀漀渀猀 愀瀀瀀愀爀攀渀琀氀礀 眀攀爀攀 昀椀爀猀琀ⴀ琀椀洀攀 甀猀攀爀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 最爀漀眀琀栀 愀挀挀攀氀攀爀愀琀漀爀 昀漀爀挀栀氀漀爀昀攀渀甀爀漀渀Ⰰ 琀栀漀甀最栀 椀琀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 眀椀搀攀氀礀 愀瘀愀椀氀愀戀氀攀 昀漀爀 猀漀洀攀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 䌀䌀吀嘀 猀愀椀搀 椀渀 琀栀攀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀 戀爀漀愀搀挀愀猀琀 漀渀 䴀漀渀搀愀礀 渀椀最栀琀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Farmer Liu Mingsuo ended up with three hectares of ruined fruit and told CCTV that seeing his crop splitting open was like a knife cutting his heart.

਀㰀倀㸀∀伀渀 䴀愀礀 㜀Ⰰ 䤀 挀愀洀攀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 挀漀甀渀琀攀搀 㠀  ⠀戀甀爀猀琀 眀愀琀攀爀洀攀氀漀渀猀⤀ 戀甀琀 戀礀 琀栀攀 愀昀琀攀爀渀漀漀渀 椀琀 眀愀猀 ㄀  Ⰰ∀ 䰀椀甀 猀愀椀搀⸀ ∀吀眀漀 搀愀礀猀 氀愀琀攀爀 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 戀漀琀栀攀爀 琀漀 挀漀甀渀琀 愀渀礀洀漀爀攀⸀∀㰀⼀倀㸀

Intact watermelons were being sold at a wholesale market in nearby Shanghai, the report said, but even those ones showed telltale signs of forchlorfenuron use: fibrous, misshapen fruit with mostly white instead of black seeds.

਀㰀倀㸀䌀栀椀渀攀猀攀 爀攀最甀氀愀琀椀漀渀猀 搀漀渀✀琀 昀漀爀戀椀搀 昀漀爀挀栀氀漀爀昀攀渀甀爀漀渀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 椀琀 椀猀 愀氀氀漀眀攀搀 椀渀 琀栀攀 唀匀 漀渀 欀椀眀椀 昀爀甀椀琀 愀渀搀 最爀愀瀀攀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

But the report underscores how farmers in China are abusing both legal and illegal chemicals, with many farms misusing pesticides and fertilisers.

਀㰀倀㸀圀愀渀最 䰀椀愀渀最樀甀Ⰰ 愀 瀀爀漀昀攀猀猀漀爀 眀椀琀栀 䌀漀氀氀攀最攀 漀昀 䠀漀爀琀椀挀甀氀琀甀爀攀 愀琀 一愀渀樀椀渀最 䄀最爀椀挀甀氀琀甀爀愀氀 唀渀椀瘀攀爀猀椀琀礀 眀栀漀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 琀漀 䐀愀渀礀愀渀最 猀椀渀挀攀 琀栀攀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀猀 戀攀最愀渀 琀漀 漀挀挀甀爀Ⰰ 猀愀椀搀 琀栀愀琀 昀漀爀挀栀氀漀爀昀攀渀甀爀漀渀 椀猀 猀愀昀攀 愀渀搀 攀昀昀攀挀琀椀瘀攀 眀栀攀渀 甀猀攀搀 瀀爀漀瀀攀爀氀礀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

He told The Associated Press that the drug had been used too late into the season, and that recent heavy rain also raised the risk of the fruit cracking open. But he said the variety of melon also played a role.

਀㰀倀㸀∀䤀昀 椀琀 栀愀搀 戀攀攀渀 甀猀攀搀 漀渀 瘀攀爀礀 礀漀甀渀最 昀爀甀椀琀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 戀攀 愀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀Ⰰ∀ 圀愀渀最 猀愀椀搀⸀ ∀䄀渀漀琀栀攀爀 爀攀愀猀漀渀 椀猀 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀 洀攀氀漀渀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 瀀氀愀渀琀椀渀最 椀猀 愀 琀栀椀渀ⴀ爀椀渀搀 瘀愀爀椀攀琀礀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀猀攀 欀椀渀搀 愀爀攀 愀挀琀甀愀氀氀礀 渀椀挀欀渀愀洀攀搀 琀栀攀 ✀攀砀瀀氀漀搀椀渀最 洀攀氀漀渀✀ 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 琀栀攀礀 琀攀渀搀 琀漀 猀瀀氀椀琀⸀∀㰀⼀倀㸀

In March last year, Chinese authorities found that "yard-long" beans from the southern city of Sanya had been treated with the banned pesticide isocarbophos. The tainted beans turned up in several provinces, and the central city of Wuhan announced it destroyed 3.5 tons of the vegetable.

਀㰀倀㸀吀栀攀 最漀瘀攀爀渀洀攀渀琀 愀氀猀漀 栀愀猀 瘀漀椀挀攀搀 愀氀愀爀洀 漀瘀攀爀 琀栀攀 眀椀搀攀猀瀀爀攀愀搀 漀瘀攀爀甀猀攀 漀昀 昀漀漀搀 愀搀搀椀琀椀瘀攀猀 氀椀欀攀 搀礀攀猀 愀渀搀 猀眀攀攀琀攀渀攀爀猀 琀栀愀琀 爀攀琀愀椀氀攀爀猀 栀漀瀀攀 眀椀氀氀 洀愀欀攀 昀漀漀搀 洀漀爀攀 愀琀琀爀愀挀琀椀瘀攀 愀渀搀 戀漀漀猀琀 猀愀氀攀猀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀

Though Chinese media remain under strict government control, domestic coverage of food safety scandals has become more aggressive in recent months, an apparent sign that the government has realised it needs help policing the troubled food industry.

਀㰀倀㸀吀栀攀 䌀䌀吀嘀 爀攀瀀漀爀琀 漀渀 眀愀琀攀爀洀攀氀漀渀猀 焀甀漀琀攀搀 䘀攀渀最 匀栀甀愀渀最焀椀渀最Ⰰ 愀 瀀爀漀昀攀猀猀漀爀 愀琀 琀栀攀 䌀栀椀渀愀 䄀最爀椀挀甀氀琀甀爀愀氀 唀渀椀瘀攀爀猀椀琀礀Ⰰ 愀猀 猀愀礀椀渀最 琀栀攀 瀀爀漀戀氀攀洀 猀栀漀眀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 䌀栀椀渀愀 渀攀攀搀猀 琀漀 挀氀愀爀椀昀礀 椀琀猀 昀愀爀洀 挀栀攀洀椀挀愀氀 猀琀愀渀搀愀爀搀猀 愀渀搀 猀甀瀀攀爀瘀椀猀椀漀渀 琀漀 瀀爀漀琀攀挀琀 挀漀渀猀甀洀攀爀 栀攀愀氀琀栀⸀㰀⼀倀㸀㰀⼀䐀䤀嘀㸀㰀℀ⴀⴀ 愀爀琀椀挀氀攀䈀漀搀礀 ⴀⴀ㸀㰀⼀䈀伀䐀㸀

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