Elixir of Health or Pesticides Cocktail?

Greenpeace East Asia is currently investigating pesticide residue in Chinese herbal medicine and highlighting the need to end the use of toxic chemicals in industrial agriculture. Chinese herbal products are trusted and used as food ingredients for healing purposes in soups, stir fries and teas by millions of people around the world. However our investigations revealed that the herbs were covered in pesticide residues considered illegal in China and highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

A field covered in black netting enclosures a pseudo-ginseng farm in Dehou Town, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province. Wenshan, is the origin and the main production area for pseudo-ginseng and accounts for almost 98 percent of China's total pseudo-ginseng yield.

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