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Environmental Effects of Pesticides

Tighter rules vital on use of pesticides

Our government acknowledges that many pesticides are toxic in nature and have to be handled carefully. It regulates their manufacture, import, supply, sale and storage.

Wednesday, 22 June, 2011, 12:00am

Do you know what you're eating?

Greenpeace has urged the government and the two main supermarket chains to step up safety and testing after finding banned pesticides and excessive levels of other chemicals in vegetables for sale in their stores.

25 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Polluting boats query

I have three questions that I would like to ask the relevant government departments, through these columns.

I travel through the harbour every day and see many boats emitting smoke. I know that people can report smoky vehicles, but can we report a smoky boat if we spot one and if not, why not? My second question relates to Kowloon Park.

23 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

'Dangerous' pesticides being sprayed

Pesticides banned in parts of Europe and the US are being sprayed in the SAR with no regulations governing their use on private land, environmentalists claim.

An industry spokesman admitted most cleaning company employees 'would not even know' what chemicals they were spraying.

17 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Vegetable scare sees prices plummet

Vegetable prices plummeted as Chinese chrysanthemums and French beans found coated with pesticide disappeared from the market yesterday.

The pesticide scare came after two more families claimed they were poisoned by Chinese chrysanthemums bought from the same vegetable vendor in Graham Street, Central, on Tuesday.

22 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Pesticide laws 'hurt firms selling harmless products'

LAWS governing pesticides are antiquated and ignore new developments in harmless products, distributors of an environmentally friendly pesticide say.

BioCycle (HK) managing director Jurg Thoni said unnecessary restrictions and rules made it difficult for suppliers of non-toxic or low-toxic products to operate in Hong Kong.

3 Jun 1995 - 12:00am