Believing that they are unsafe for health, many people are now reluctant to eat fruit and vegetables.
The prices of food sold at the small road on the side of the Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi so inexpensive that the maximum price is VND35,000 ($1.
The northern province of Ha Nam will provide one hectare for two Japanese investors to implement their pilot projects of cultivating clean vegetables and fruit.
In Van Noi commune, the biggest vegetable growing area of Hanoi, farmers spray the vegetable fields with toxic chemical pesticides, while selling away the biological pesticides subsidized by the State.
For hundreds of years, Phuoc Van Commune in Can Duoc District, Long An Province has been famous for vegetable growing.
Pesticides on vegetables sold at markets remained disturbingly high – about 11.5 per cent above permitted levels.
A lot of businessmen have tried to develop safe food distribution chains. However, they meet too many obstacles.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is funding a VND4.1 billion (US$195,000) project to help farmers in central Quang Nam province improve their incomes from vegetable production in the 2013-16 period.
Millions of young mothers might have got stunned on the news that rau ngot, a popular vegetable in Vietnam, is unsafe to people because of the high pesticide residues.
Vietnam bagged 7 golds and two silvers at the International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI) contest held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 9-11.