Pesticides plague EU fruit – horror as more than half of blackberries contaminated

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Pesticides plague EU fruit – horror as more than half of blackberries contaminated

She ended: “These chemicals should disappear from our food.“But instead, we observe a dramatic increase in exposure to these most toxic substances

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She ended: “These chemicals should disappear from our food.

“But instead, we observe a dramatic increase in exposure to these most toxic substances over the last ten years.

“The proportion of fruits and vegetables contaminated with these pesticides continues to rise.

“Often the food shows multiple residues of two or more of these toxic substances at the same time.

“This clearly demonstrates that the substitution rules have never been implemented by the Member States and that they have failed in their responsibility to protect consumers.

“This is not just a political aspiration; it is the law since 2011 and it is about time for the Member States to act on it”.

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega



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