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High pesticide residues detected in imported cotton
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Mar '10
The world produces about 25 million tons of cotton per year, but the warming up of global climate and spreading pests and diseases pose great harm to cotton production, which all put together have the potential to reduce cotton production by about 30 percent.

To reduce impact from pests, cotton growers use heavy pesticides and insecticides. Statistics reveal that, globally, 25 percent of insecticide production and 10 percent of pesticide production is used to control serious pests and diseases in cotton farming.

About 21 cotton samples from six countries were tested in Hubei province, among them, pesticide residues were found in 13 cotton samples from four countries, which indicates that cotton imported by China carry pesticide residues and detection rate is higher.

The main pesticide residues detected was PP-DDE and these were found in cotton samples tested of four countries, whose farmers used PP`-DDE during cotton growing, which goes to prove that major cotton-producing countries commonly use PP`-DDE insecticides.

Pesticide residues were detected in seven cotton samples out of 10 US cotton samples, detection rate was as high as 70 percent and Malathion pesticide residue was detected from two samples, with the detection volume exceeding China's national standard.

Detection rate of pesticide residue in India's cotton is also as high as 75 percent, pesticide residues rate of Egyptian cotton is as high as 100 percent. However, there were no insecticides or pesticide residues found in imported cotton from Australia and Brazil.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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