Russian Federal Sanitary and Phytosanitary Service announced:

Vegetables supplied into Ural region grown with chemicals

Inspection of 15 vegetable stores followed the numerous complaints of local people. The results are 60 tonnes of gone-off zucchini from Adygea, rotten onions from Volgograd and Kazakh melons dangerous to health. In Sysertsky district the pesticide level in soil was exceeded by almost 49 times; 22 tonnes of vegetables found with chemicals instead of vitamins.

According to Svetlana Terekhova, the head of the regional department of Federal Sanitary and Phytosanitary Service, the vegetables are grown in greenhouses where mainly natives of Asia work. Often they do not have professional skills. Nevertheless, as per the words of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Retail Alexey Ogloblin, the products grown there are sent to the markets.

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