Saturday, October 30, 2010

Greenpeace accuses Walmart in Beijing of selling tainted produce

" "Profit over people," read the banner held by Greenpeace members at the Dajiaoting branch of Walmart in Beijing Thursday at 11 am, when the environmental protection organization gave the retail giant its Golden Scales Award for allegedly selling tainted produce.

"The scale has two trays. The lower one holds the dollar, while people's health and the laws are in the higher one," said Wang Weikang, chief director of the food and agriculture program of Greenpeace China. "Walmart ignores the health of the Chinese people and Chinese laws."

According to the report issued by Greenpeace China on October 21, residue from highly toxic farm chemicals, including the pesticide carbofuran and the insecticide parathion, both banned by the Ministry of Agriculture, were found on fruits and vegetables sold by Walmart."

Read all the article: Global Times


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