Australia OK’s lychee irradiation centre

I love the produce in sub-tropical Brisbane, but am not a fan of the lychee or the paypaya.

lychees.vietnam.jun.16 The Plant Protection Department under Việt Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development received official recognition from the Australian department yesterday.

The lychees will go through irradiation treatment in Hà Nội instead of being shipped to the south, which helps reduce transport cost and time.

The outcome was attributed to the close co-operation between the Vietnamese Plant Protection Department, Australian competent agencies, and the Australian Embassy in Việt Nam, as well as the active engagement of the Hà Nội Irradiation Centre and businesses.

Any tool to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness or plant disease should be explored.

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