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Kiwi Fruit Growers Plan to Use Antibiotic Spray to Fight PSA

by Savitha C Muppala on  September 9, 2011 at 12:52 AM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
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.
 Kiwi Fruit Growers Plan to Use Antibiotic Spray to Fight PSA
Kiwi Fruit Growers Plan to Use Antibiotic Spray to Fight PSA
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Many Kiwifruit growers have suffered huge losses due to the destruction of their crop by the disease.  

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According 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.  



Source: Medindia
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