CCTV exposes organic vegetables: label price rises more than 10 times pesticide residues

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 CCTV exposes organic vegetables: label price rises more than 10 times pesticide residues


A well-known national supermarket reporter saw that there are two kinds of vegetables sold here, the so-called ordinary dishes in bulk, and the so-called boutique dishes on the shelf. The bulk cucumber is 2.98 yuan a kilogram, the box of organic cucumber is 66.98 yuan a kilogram, the ordinary doll dish is three bags of 4.5 yuan, the organic baby food is a box of two yuan 23.5 yuan. Here, the price of organic vegetables is generally five or six times or even more than 10 times higher than that of bulk vegetables. The reporter noticed that organic vegetables were written on the top of a row of shelves, but it was understood that the shelves were not all organic vegetables, and some were pollution-free vegetables. The salesperson said that the word organic vegetable is organic dish, but the same brand is not on the box without these words. There are not many real organic vegetables on the shelves, but if they do not look carefully, they are really confusing. The reporter saw that the name of the company was written on the box. Although the name of the company is organic, the word organic on the package is also very eye-catching, but they are not all organic dishes. Organic organic is organic dish, no organic label is not organic dish, but they are put together on the same shelf. The prices of two kinds of vegetables are similar, such as organic carrots 39.8 yuan a kilogram, non organic 36.98 yuan a kilogram; organic tomatoes 58.8 yuan a kilogram, non organic tomatoes 45.98 kilograms yuan, are not cheap. Its common for many supermarkets to sell organic dishes together with ordinary vegetables. In fact, whenever organic food is packaged, there is an organic certification mark, an organic code. This is the only identity code granted by the certification body to the organic product, which can be used for consumers to trace the specific production information of the product. So, are these organic certified organic vegetables really organic vegetables? The reporter decided to trace the origin of these dishes by scanning the code. The reporter bought a brand of carrot, celery, tomato and other varieties of organic vegetables, and then input their organic code for inquiry. Traceability information shows that the specific origin of these vegetables is through an organic certified planting base. In addition, the reporter also called the organic certification authoritys telephone, to verify the origin of these organic vegetables again. Customer service personnel told reporters that the specific origin is Beijing Shunyi Longwan Tun Shi Zhong Wu Village West. The reporter found the production base of these dishes according to the information of inquiry. This company was founded in 1994. It was the leading enterprise of the Chinese word head approved by the State Council and registered in the State Administration for Industry and commerce. According to the requirements of the organic production certification, the requirements for the variety, area and production are determined. The organic certification certificate information shows that there are 23 varieties of vegetable varieties planted on this base, with an area of 51.4 hectares, and the annual output is limited to about 610 tons. Then, where are organic vegetables, such as organic tomatoes, carrots, celery and so on, bought in supermarkets? The reporter went into the vegetable shed here to check. The greenhouse staff told reporters that there were no carrots in the base, and tomatoes and celery were not yet ripe. It is understood that there are 8 greenhouses planted with vegetables at present, and the reporter investigates one by one, and does not see the organic carrots, tomatoes and celery sold in the supermarket. Obviously, there is no such place in the organic certification book. Why should the company do so? Where are the real sources of these vegetables? In the course of the reporters investigation, it was unwittingly discovered that a lot of chemical fertilizers were stacked in the arable land of the organic planting base. According to the regulations of the state, no chemical fertilizer can be used on the land with organic certification, but the staff here told reporters that the land is still using chemical fertilizer. Next, reporters found new discoveries in organic greenhouses: urea and compound fertilizers were found in each shed. In this regard, Professor Zhu Yi said that this is something that should not be found in organic plantations. It has not complied with the norms of organic planting. The reporter took some of the discovered urea and soil for testing. After testing, the Deputy professor Zhu Yi told reporters, the urea taken back in the laboratory test, it is indeed urea, not to say that the urea bag inside the other things. At the same time, soil pesticide residues were suspected. According to the regulations, organic products are not allowed to be processed, separated or divided outside the production and processing sites. But here, reporters did not see those kinds of organic vegetables purchased in supermarkets, nor did they see where the vegetables produced were processed. The staff said that the place was planted and returned to the head office for packaging. According to reports, the vegetables will be sent to more than 40 famous chain supermarkets in Beijing second days in the morning for sale. Although the workers claimed that they were packaged in organic vegetables from the local organic base, the reporters did not see so many mature dishes in an interview with organic plantations. During the stay in the packaging workshop, reporters did not see the process of labeling them up. But reporters still want to know where the dishes come from. At the scene of the packaging, the reporter found the outer packaging bag, which says the names and contact ways of each wholesaler. The reporter conducted a survey based on the telephone clues left by the vegetable wholesalers. They say their food comes from many places, but they are ordinary vegetables. They need testing to prove that they can provide, the test proves that this is not too much to worry about. The certificate of origin is a seal made by the market, and we fill it out by ourselves. After a reporters tracking survey, the vegetables sold in these supermarkets could not confirm where they were coming from, but it was certain that they were not produced in the organic plantations shown on the authentication code. Subsequently, the reporter will buy some of these organic standard vegetables to send in the supermarket to send the authority inspection agencies, the results were detected in a variety of organic production of banned pesticide residues. Compared with general food, the production cost of organic food is much higher, and the natural selling price is much higher. In order to protect consumers rights and interests, the state also has strict regulations on the identification of organic food. The sale of non organic food as organic food, the behavior of selling dog meat with the head of the sheep, although it can bring the excess profits for the enterprise, but also greatly damage the interests of consumers and damage the reputation of organic food. Chinas organic standards clearly stipulate that chemical pesticides in organic food shall not be detected, and the enterprises being detected can not apply for organic certification within five years. Why do these organic production enterprises have such courage? When can the organic standard have both gold content and credibility? More content clicks on the video above. Source: CCTV News Mobile editor: Guo Ping _B7442 Compared with general food, the production cost of organic food is much higher, and the natural selling price is much higher. In order to protect consumers rights and interests, the state also has strict regulations on the identification of organic food. The sale of non organic food as organic food, the behavior of selling dog meat with the head of the sheep, although it can bring the excess profits for the enterprise, but also greatly damage the interests of consumers and damage the reputation of organic food. Chinas organic standards clearly stipulate that chemical pesticides in organic food shall not be detected, and the enterprises being detected can not apply for organic certification within five years. Why do these organic production enterprises have such courage? When can the organic standard have both gold content and credibility? More content clicks on the video above.