Theorem v / d week: It is quite messed with food in Thailand

14th of November 2013 0

Theorem v / d week: It is quite messed with food in Thailand

Material Safety food thailand Theorem v / d week: It is quite messed with food in Thailand Who is see large amounts of fruits and vegetables which are all seen as healthy. at a Thai market But is that really the case?

A few months back I went with my girlfriend on a Thai market and wanted to buy half a watermelon. This looked nice red out. She warned me that chemicals are used to give. Watermelons deep red color She was looking for me another of those would not be treated.

Since that time I have some more to go and look shocked how often I hear or read something about the dubious quality of food in Thailand. In short, there is much with gerommeld. A few facts.

  • There are almost no rules on the use of pesticides in Thailand. Poison which for years has been banned in the EU in Thailand still happily sold and used.
  • are regularly large consignments of fruit and vegetables from Thailand rejected because there are too many pesticides.

an expat I heard the story some street stalls and old contaminated cooking oil use. This free pick them up at fast food chains such as KFC and McDonalds are once filtered and reused. It is a fact that old cooking oil is very harmful to the human body and carcinogenic substances. Whether this story is true, I can not confirm this but it would not surprise me.

The reaction below the message to fit with eating insects puts you think.

 Martin B:

My Thai partner is almost deceased after eating this delicacy in Chiang Mai. For my partner the probable cause was the poison that was used to capture or kill the insects, whether or not combined with highly contaminated cooking oil. In total, the disease took 10 days costly hospitalization.

Thai Pesticide Alert Network (Thai-PAN) mentioned earlier that there are large quantities of pesticides are found on vegetables sold in supermarkets and versmarkten. Even if they are “safe” were the predicate there is & ldquo , Quality “logos were stuck to reassure consumers stellen. The tests were conducted on cabbage, broccoli, water morning glory, parsley, chili peppers and garter randomly collected from supermarkets and fresh mobile markets. A part of the packaging carried the “Q-for-quality logo.

Thai-PAN said that Huay Kwang products had the highest concentrations of pesticides in all kinds of vegetables. The dose restgif was even 202 times the amount allowed â € <â €

The risk of contamination is dependent on the type of vegetable. Parsley is especially notorious. Testing showed five types see pesticides including carbofuran, Chlopyrifos, EPN and methidathion, even 102 times higher than the EU limit. Only three drops of EPN or a teaspoon of carbofuran can be fatal.

yet a few facts:

Fertilizer: The use of fertilizer in Thailand began in 1970 to rise exponentially. Between 1961 and 2004 the use took more than 100 occasions, a dramatic increase from 18,000 tonnes in 1961 to 2 million tonnes in 2004. But despite this large increase in the use of fertilizers, took the rice and corn soogst only à © à © n occasions, doubling in 45 years. This points to a great loss of fertilizer in the environment due to the unbalanced use and poor management.
In some agricultural areas in the Central Plains contained 55 percent of the tested groundwater nitrate levels above the safety limit for drinking water of WHO, and 46 percent of the tested sources in Nakhon Pathom had high levels of nitrates.
(Source:  Use of agrochemicals in Thailand and its consequences for the environment , Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Technology and the Department of environmental and water resources engineering Northeastern University in Boston. Quoted in Bangkok Post , March 31, 2013)

pesticides: Thailand annually imports 160,000 tons of pesticides, which cost the country 22 billion baht. According to the World Thailand worldâ € ™ s fifth largest importer of chemicals «n. Approximately 70 percent of the pesticides that are used are extremely dangerous and banned in the West. As a result, it is 81 percent of the water reservoirs contaminated. This is also true for food.

The increased use of chemicals «n is disastrous for the environment and the health of farmers. Worldwide, most agree that intensive use of chemicals «n leads to hardening of the soil, organisms and eradicates waterways, groundwater and contaminate the food chain. The use of pesticides is also associated with the increase in the incidence of cancer, diabetes and many other diseases.
The Ministry of Health says that the number of farmers and consumers with dangerous levels of pesticide in their blood is on the rise.
(Source: Â Bangkok Post , July 12, 2013)


here are some resources on food safety of fruit and vegetables from Thailand:


These messages reinforce the image that is not all fluff with food safety rules in Thailand. Hence the assertion of the week: It is quite messed with food in Thailand

Perhaps you are of the opinion that it is all quite a bit exaggerated or endorse you correct the statement. So what’s your opinion? Share it with us.

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