Serving the Olympics, Vegetables are “Fed” Powdered Milk – Shu Qiang

Not only are there Olympic pigs, here is news about Olympic vegetables. From Chengdu Evening news, excerpts translated by CDT:

The Beijing Olympic Games will be a grand festival, and for several hundred thousand Olympics personnel in Beijing for nearly a month, the food supply is of particular concern. Three years ago, the Olympic Organizing Committee started the process to select a vegetable growing base. According to the high standards for the Beijing Olympics, the vegetables are cultivated in a distinct way to be safe, reliable and suitable for athletes from around the world. Do you want to know what these vegetables are “eating” to grow? This will surprise you: Soy milk, milk, sugar, and vinegar are used to cultivate the vegetables, and they certainly will be outstanding as a result.

Olympic vegetables “eat” well

Yanqing county in the suburbs of Beijing is a key location for the Beijing Olympic Games organic vegetable base. In Yanqing, the Olympic vegetables in the greenhouse lie quietly… The Netherlands cucumbers, oval or round cherry tomatoes in the image of a cluster of grapes, peppers in purple, yellow, red and white colors and more than 20 species of other vegetables. They are all special dishes.

It is understood that the Olympic vegetables must not contain steroids and also have strict requirements on pesticide residues. The vegetables growing process is fully organic. The process does not support the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, but uses physical and biological methods to prevent disease and pests.

According to reports, when Yanqing Olympic vegetable base fertilizes the vegetables, the soil must first be mixed with soybeans. Later during the growing process, fermented soybean slurry is again mixed into the soil. During the growing process farmers also regularly spray milk, sugar, and vinegar on the vegetables. Soybeans help growth; milk and sugar can improve the vegetables’ taste and increase their sweetness. Vinegar can produce more brilliant colors. With such raw materials, the taste of the cultivated vegetables certainly cannot be bad. [Full Text in Chinese]

August 27, 2007 5:58 PM
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