Vegetables and fruits in student lunches heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals

 Vegetables and fruits in student lunches heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals

Kaeng om spicy Lanna curry with meat and vegetables. Photo: Takeaway.



Vegetables and fruits found in lunches for students under the government-sponsored lunch programme are almost 100 percent contaminated with pesticides and 99 percent of the urine samples from students and teachers in four provinces were tested with organophosphate, a deadly toxic pesticide that attacks nervous system.

The above alarming findings were the result of a research jointly conducted by Thai Education Foundation, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Field Alliance of Chiangmai University and Greenpeace Thailand during July 2017-October 2018 on student lunches in 55 schools in Chiang Mai, Pathum Thani, Sakon Nakhon and Phang-nga provinces.

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By Thai PBS World



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