Leafy vegetables in SZ remains safe for the populace
The radiation crisis in Japan break out abruptly and sparked a lot of complications to other continents, especially to it’s neighboring countries in Asia. The amount of vegetables consumed by residents in Shenzhen are feared to drop due to the radioactive isotope iodine-131 that was found in spinach. Authorities from the Ministry of Health said that extremely minimal quantity of isotope iodine-131 were found in the spinach in Beijing, Tianjin and Henan Province and that it should pose no cause for alarm. A report from China’s National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee said that the amounts were only 1000th to 3000th of the limit required in the national radiation safety standards.
Sources from the biggest vegetable wholesale market, Buji Farm Produce Wholesale Market explained that there is no reason for worries, because most leafy vegetables are grown in nearby areas, some were from provinces such as Guizhou and Hainan where there were no traces of radiation problems found. Quality control inspections has been made everyday since the crisis erupted in Japan to ensure public safety and so far no abnormalities had been reported.
In the interim, prices and demand for seafoods remains stable. According to sources from Meilin Farm Produce seafood wholesalers, almost all seafood comes from marine farms in Dapeng, Longgang District, and Shekou in Nanshan District and that the demand from restaurants and avid clients remains the same.