29 out of 30 pesticide samples found satisfactory 


LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has completed its research on the effects of pesticides on vegetables and found the results to be satisfactory.

As per the details, PFA Technical Wing and Agriculture Department officials on Thursday presented the complete research report to PFA Director General (DG) Captain (r) Muhammad Usman. According to the report, 29 samples of vegetables out of 30 were found up to the mark.

Usman said that all samples were collected from different shops in the open market to learn about the side effects of pesticides on human health which is usually sprayed in fields to protect the crops from insects.

The PFA DG said that the results of the research report would be sent to the Agriculture Department to maintain coordination in the future. “PFA is arranging a schedule regarding an awareness programme on the use of pesticides. The purpose of the research is to ensure the supply of safe products to consumers,” he said.