Do you want to eat vegetables grown from toxic soil fertilized with fermented trash, used batteries, and other landfill?
Well, that’s what’s happening on farms in China’s south according to this RFA video report, and quite possibly all over the country. Instead of doing something about it, the Chinese government has shut up any discussion by calling it a “state secret.”
And what do the farmers think about fertilizing their fields with a combo of landfill from the local dump and chemical fertilizers? “No need to be afraid,” says one farmer. “I eat these vegetables too. Am I dead? I eat them every day and I’m still alive aren’t I?”
Erm… Somehow, I just don’t find that very reassuring…
With research by Wei Hu.