Kiwifruit growers are planning to spray their vines with antibiotics following the attack of the PSA disease on their crop. Experts are concerned about the impact of this move on human health.
Many Kiwifruit growers have suffered huge losses due to the destruction of their crop by the disease.
AdvertisementAccording to the KIWI health board, the disease can be controlled by spraying vines with an antibiotic - streptomycin.
There are concerns that even traces of the antibiotic streptomycin found on Kiwi fruit could affect human health. Further, this may also lead to antibiotic resistance.