Healthy food consumption and "Food Safety", which is the key to this, are among the rising values in the world in recent years. The world's food store is in food production in Turkey "Food Safety" focused on what. Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association will implement the project named 'We Know the Pesticides We Use' in 2021 to draw attention to "Food Safety".
Turkey's current location because owned by climatic and soil conditions of agricultural production, underlining that it has a rich diversity in terms of Aegean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters Union Chairman Hayrettin aircraft during the growing of crops, disease and both the quality of products by the effects of harmful factors both efficiency He noted that they changed it negatively and that in order to prevent this, the producers applied the integrated control program in the fight against diseases and pests.
Mr. Uçak said that one of the applications carried out within the integrated control is the use of pesticides, “However, it should be known in the use of pesticides that applications should be made at the right time, with the right tools and equipment, appropriate for the time between the last spraying and harvest time, aimed at the target organism. Otherwise, in the pesticide applications to be carried out, we both harm human and environmental health and prevent our exports from happening. As the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association, we will start the field work of the "We Know the Pesticides We Use" project, which we think will help provide safe food, in March 2021 with strawberry product.
Food Safety awareness is increasing every day
Saying that “all the countries of the world, especially the European Union countries, are becoming more conscious about 'Food Safety' with each passing day”, President Uçak continued his words as follows; “This project is about the analysis of pesticides for 'seedless table grapes, cherries, pomegranates, peaches, tangerines, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and vine leaves' products, where the export volume is high. These products will be analyzed in accredited laboratories by collecting a certain number of samples from the regions where the production is intensive. In the results obtained after the analysis, we will see how much of which pesticides are used in which product. According to these results, we will be able to learn to what extent we have achieved the desired MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) values for the health of our 83 million citizens with our largest market, the European Union and Russia, whether the banned pesticides are used or not, and necessary information will be provided to both our producers and exporters. "
Underlining that 'We Know the Pesticides We Use' project will be implemented for the first time, Hayrettin Uçak, President of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association, concluded his words by saying, "In the next period, we will have data on pesticides in the negotiations we will hold on various platforms."