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
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
(Xinhua News Agency August 11, 2007)