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Banned agchem on cowpeas alerts Chinese

Chinese agrochemical industry representatives have condemned lax regulation for illegal sales of the banned insecticide, isocarbophos. Traces of the insecticide were found on cowpeas grown in China’s Hainan province, and sold in several provinces across the country earlier this month, reports the national newspaper, the China Daily. Isocarbophos was banned in Hainan in 2004, but it can still be purchased illegally in remote regions of the province, the paper adds.



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