Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / High pesticide residues detected in imported cotton
High pesticide residues detected in imported cotton
15
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


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Asmara Group

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2018

Fragmented nature of Indian apparel sector major challenge

A major challenge for the Indian apparel sector is its fragmented...

Courtesy: Aditya Birla Retail

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Sep 2018

Indian Aditya Birla Retail to be acquired by Samara-Amazon

India’s Aditya Birla Group has signed a deal to sell Aditya Birla...

India's 2018-19 forward cotton export contract up by 100%

Textiles | On 20th Sep 2018

India's 2018-19 forward cotton export contract up by 100%

Rise in demand from China, lower domestic prices and depreciation of...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg, Leadership & Sustainability

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Awen Delaval, Samatoa

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Carolin Russ,

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid,

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Eamonn Tighe, Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mr Hartmann Huth, Trevira GmbH

Mr Hartmann Huth
Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded...

Alfonso Marra, Klopman

Alfonso Marra
Klopman

It was in 1968 that Klopman introduced the concept of poly/cotton workwear ...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search