Wed, June 15, 2011
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Bitter vegetable harvest due to sales slump

2011-06-15 06:20:41 GMT2011-06-15 14:20:41(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Balsam pears, a type of bitter cucumber, are thrown away in Genghe town in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province, June 13, 2011. More than 1,000 mu (about 67 hectares) of vegetables were harvested in the town this year, but sluggish sales mean many have ended up as trash. [Photo/CFP]

A farmer throws away a stack of summer squashes in Genghe town, June 13, 2011, after poor vegetable sales. [Photo/CFP]

A farmer passes a heap of abandoned vegetables in Genghe town, June 13, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Vegetables are dumped in a field in Genghe town, June 13, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

Newly harvested vegetables were thrown away in Genghe town in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong province, June 13, 2011. More than 1,000 mu (about 67 hectares) of vegetables were harvested in the town this year, but sluggish sales mean many have ended up as trash.

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