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* No legislation in Sri Lanka on chemicals usage to ripen fruits and vegetables - expert
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 12:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: An agriculture specialist in Sri Lanka says that there is no proper legislation in the country to take action against the use of pesticide and chemicals that are harmful to humans to ripen fruits and vegetables.

Head of the Food Research Unit in Gannoruwa, Dr. K.H. Sarananda told the media that there was no law to initiate legal action against those using methods of pesticide spraying and chemical ripening that are harmful to humans.

He has said that the Agriculture Department that is in-charge of providing technical assistance does not have the required powers to deal with such situations.

The official says that the Department should be further strengthened and provided with powers to address malpractices and monitor the use of pesticides by farmers.

Dr. Sarananda has explained that agro chemicals should be sprayed two weeks prior to harvesting to maintain a 14-day chemical free environment.

However, this process does not take place properly and there is no legislation to take action against persons who do not follow the process.

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