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16 MORE PESTICIDES BANNED FOR HEALTHY FOOD…

Press release…

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has decided to ban 16 pesticides used to prevent disease and pests harming the product.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some of the pesticides considered as one of the most important public and environmental health problems contain “extremely dangerous”, “highly dangerous” and “possible carcinogens”.

204 active substances banned…

Pointing out that Turkish soil is extremely clean and healthy food producing, Chairman of Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association Birol Celep said, “Usage of 204 active substances, prohibited since 2009 in EU, have been terminated in Turkey as well.”

Birol Celep stated, “Pesticide residues in food products are determined by legal regulations and should not exceed the maximum residue limit (MRL) accepted for each active substance and country. With the banning of 16 more pesticides in the past days, 204 active substances in total will no longer be used in our country. Our struggle for healthy food has been continuing for years by us, Aegean exporters, who have been producing organic products for 35 years under the leadership of our government.”

Birol celep added, “In the chain from field to fork, we create a value by supporting the nature-friendly production methods that protect the environment, human health and biodiversity, that agricultural food is the right of all living creatures on earth, not a choice. The use of pesticides is an application that degrades and impoverishes the structure of the soil, makes the lands suitable for agriculture unusable and leads to the loss of our soil, which is the source of our food.”

“It can also lead the loss of biodiversity by affecting many living things, especially bees, which are the key role of food production. At the same time, it passes into the air and underground waters and endangers all the species that live there. It poses a high risk for our customers who practice and consume producers and products near that area,” Birol Celep concluded…

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