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2008 Olympics Gets Green Fruits
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Pinggu District of Beijing, the largest peach-producing base in China, has been selected to supply 40 kinds of green fruits for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.


Ten thousand peach farmers of Pinggu made pledges not to use banned pesticides and fertilizers in fruits for the Olympic Games at a ceremony held in Beijing on Friday.


The Chinese government says it is able to guarantee the food safety for the Games. An elaborate monitoring system will be applied to help oversee the whole process of food production, processing and transportation, said Wang Wei, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG).


The 40 kinds of fruits to be supplied by Pinggu District include peach, pear, apple and plum.


Pinggu has 27,200 hectares of area planted with fruit trees, making it the biggest fruit producing area of Beijing.


It yields 89 million kilograms of unpolluted fruits each year.


(Xinhua News Agency August 11, 2007)

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