The issue of sustainability in Australia is an issue of ongoing concern, but imagine struggling in the short term to eat healthy produce, let alone set up for future generations. There are some wonderful Vietnamese market stalls around Australia, but sadly, the same markets in Vietnam are selling fruit and vegetables that could be dangerously toxic. When the country was trying to rebuild itself after the Vietnam war, farmers began using a lot of pesticides and toxic fertilisers. It is estimated that as much as two thirds of Vietnamese produce is now dangerous to human health. Luke Simmons is a masters student who is researching what Vietnam is doing to eradicate contaminated vegetables. He speaks from Ho Chi Minh City.

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