Europe Reduces Agrochemical Limits for Pineapple
Starting November, regulations will allow lower limits for the agrochemical known as Ethepon.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
0.5 ppm will be the new maximum, which still needs approval from the European Parliament.
The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.
There has been an increased use of fungicides and herbicides, produced with improved technologies, for the purpose of increasing productivity and environmental protection.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has presented the basket of major products that are exported in order to monitor prices and marketing channels.
The country has stopped using the chemical which is used to disinfect floors and eliminate pests in crops such as melon, because of its impact on the ozone layer.
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