Revision of pesticide regulation published

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China is considering revisions to regulations of pesticide administration in a bid to improve the safety of agricultural products, Xinhua reports.

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council on Wednesday published the draft on its website. The draft will also help protect the health of the farmers and animals.

The revision intensifies review procedures for the safety and effectiveness of pesticide products applying for registration. It also asks pesticide manufacturers to set up record systems of raw materials and product quality to ensure that the processes conform to the standards.

Moreover, the draft stipulates that agricultural authorities should provide technical services to farmers to teach the proper use of pesticides and try to reduce the dosage. It also asks authorities to conduct reviews to the registered pesticide products and ban or limit the use in cases where risks exist to product safety, people's health or to the environment.

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