The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Sunday launched a crackdown on vegetables that cultivated with industrial waste and sewerage water in the provincial metropolis. PFA Director General Irfan Memon said that authority uprooted unhealthy vegetable crops by ploughing on 28 kanals of land in the area of Hadera and Dav Sunny Jaliyan Lahore. According to details, PFA has ploughed on the spinaches and bottle gourd crops. He said that the use of wastewater to irrigate crops causes health diseases after adding its toxic materials in the ready crops. The director general further said that farmers can cultivate only alternative/non-edible crops with sewerage and industrial wastewater like bamboos, jute, indoor plants and flowers. He said that vegetables are being irrigated through tubewell water as compared to last year practice from farmers. He has warned farmers to avoid irrigating crops with sewerage water, otherwise PFA will plough on crops as per law. The Punjab Food Authority is vigilantly monitoring to ensure the safe food from farm to plate, he added.