Since 20% of the total morbidity, 30% of allergic diseases and 70% of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are related to toxicants in food, we should only welcome the movement for organic agriculture in Central Asia.

Farmers with organic grown potatoes

First issue

It is necessary to create a ranking map according to the degree of suitability of land for organic farming. This is due to the fact that in the territory of the Tien Shan and the Pamirs a significant amount remains: a) radioactive substances [7; 4], ; b) stockpiles of obsolete pesticides [2; 3; 8]; and, 3) other harmful substances (mercury, arsenic, cadmium). All these substances are washed into rivers and irrigation canals [6; 7; 9]. Toxicants enter plants, vegetables, meat, milk [5], which reduces immunity, especially in children and adolescents [11].

In addition to production, there are areas of Tien Shan and Pamir soils with significant concentrations of substances of natural origin – uranium, strontium, arsenic, mercury, and others. In recent years, unfortunately, there is little eco-mapping carried out by modern GIS methods. Many publications of 15-30 years ago, including ours, are outdated [1].

Illegal diggers of DDT storage are not shy about posing in front of a group of toxicologists
Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan

Second issue

Illiterate product promotion. As we observed by the announcements and labels on products (sent from Kyrgyzstan to foreign countries in 2013-2015) – many products are not only declared organic, but also have a therapeutic effect. As for the therapeutic effect, one must be careful and have clear justifications. If you rely on the USSR Pharmacopoeia – many herbs, fees, berries, animal fat extracts, mummies – are not officially recognized drugs.
Better to advertise this kind of product, use links to authoritative books on traditional medicine. The older and more authoritative – the better – Avicenna, Ayurveda, Paracelsus, etc., respectively with the country of consumption. You can make a screening on the impact on the performance of 3 types of experimental animals (as is customary to determine the effect of new drugs) and refer to the publication in an advertisement. There are other options. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to convince – the need for more reasonable advertising labels


  1. Hadjamberdiev I Computer-mapping of ranking of Tien-Shen territory. In: Environment Assessment European conf, Prague, 1996, v.4, p.703-706.
  2. Хаджамбердиев И., Бегалиев С., Хусаинов А. Пестициды – опасность! Бишкек, брошюра, 2004, 28 стр (русс , кырг, узб), при поддержке IPEN-IPEP.
  3. www.tauw-report-on_inventory-results1 2005, при поддержке Millieukontakt.
  4. 4.Hadjamberdiev I., Tuhvatshin R. Contemporary Pollution due Old Uranium Tails. CBMTS Industry V, Cavtat, 2007, p.70-74.
  5. Hadjamberdiev I., Tuhvatshin R. Bykhivchenko Yu. Uranium pollution of meat in old tailing Tien-Shen area. Nice inst Agriculture, Springer proceed 2009, p. 193-197.
  6. Hadjamberdiev I., Ponomarev V. Threats in Tien-Shan region. Natural Disasters a Water Security: Risk Assessment and Envir Manag, NATO ARW, Yerevan 2007 ( Shpringer 2009) .
  7. Хаджамбердиев И.Б., Тухватшин Р.Р. и др. Загрязнение токсикантами трансграничных рек Центральной Азии, М-н конф Реки Сибири, Томск, 2010, с. 105-108.
  8. Hadjamberdiev I., Prokhorenko V., Tukhvatshin R., Zhakipova I. Common Radioactivity and Pesticides Health Impact in Central Asia Abstr Glasgow SETAC meeting, 2013, sect 3, p.49.
  9. Тухватшин Р., Хаджамбердиев И. Уран – опасно! Брошюра, Бишкек, 2012, 14 стр, при поддержке BlackSmith Ins a Green Cross Swiss.
  10. 10.Быковченко Ю.Г., Тухватшин Р.Р. и др. Распространение урана в растениях геохимических провинций Кыргызстана…;В кн: М-н семинар. Пробл использ совр хим технол в биомедиц и здравоохр. Кырг-Росс ун-т, 2008, с.118-122.
  11. Хаджамбердиев И., Тухватшин Р. Иммунитет у школьников уранового региона Майлуу-Суу. Мат-лы конф Кырг-Росс ун-та, в кн Здравоохранение Кыргызстана, апр 2014, с.164-165.
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