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Buckwheat: residues in organic buckwheat are controversial issue

October 7, 2020 at 4:02 PM, Der AUDITOR
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WARSAW/BEIJING. Buckwheat production is set to decline in several countries this season. In China, the response of organic suppliers to questions relating to residues is highly suspicious.

Suppliers evade questions on phosphonic acid residues

Organic buckwheat from China is trading in a range of USD 1,275-1,300/mt CFR Hamburg. Curiously enough suppliers prefer not to be asked about phosphonic acid residues. This clearly indicates that organic suppliers fail to comply with specified limits. As this problem frequently occurs some buyers have dispensed with buckwheat, for which there is no guarantee that it is free of phosphonic acid.

Residues spark controversy

Fosetyl-Al (sum of fosetyl, phosphonic acid and its salts) is

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