On July 5, 2011, the relevant person in charge of the Pesticide Testing Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture officially responded to the "expanding agent watermelon explosion event" in some places in China, saying that the toxicity and residual amount of plant growth regulators are very low, as long as the approved use method is used. Use, there will be no security incidents.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine held a press conference to introduce further bans and elimination of highly toxic pesticides.
Gu Baogen, deputy director of the Ministry of Agriculture's Pesticide Testing Institute, responded to a reporter's question, saying that some time ago, the media reported "explosive watermelon" and ripening bananas, which caused people to doubt the use of plant growth regulators. He said that the main role of plant growth regulators is to regulate plant growth and development. If we do not use plant growth regulators, we will have problems in agricultural production, such as rice. If not, some rice will grow taller. Lead to a decline in production.
Gu Baogen said that the plant growth regulator is very low in toxicity and the residual amount is very low. The results of testing a large number of products show that there is no plant growth regulator. "Based on these scientific data, the safety of plant growth regulators is relatively high."
Gu Baogen said that China has adopted strict safety management measures and regulations for the use of plant growth regulators. First of all, the plant growth regulators allowed for agricultural production are registered in China. During the registration process, their safety will be strictly evaluated and tested. Second, the pesticide residue limit standard is formulated. Make sure that the amount of residue does not affect human health. "In general, the safety of plant growth regulators is still very high. As long as they are used according to the label and method of use approved by the state, there will be no safety accidents," Gu Baogen said.