UK: Pesticides found over legal and safety levels in fruit and veg, says FoE
Friends of the Earth's (FoE) has claimed that a cocktail of pesticides above legal and safety limits has been found in a range of fruit and vegetables. The latest government survey of pesticide residue, conducted by the Pesticides Residues Committee (PRC) found that: UK grown non-organic strawberries contained dicofol (unapproved for use on strawberries in the UK) at illegal levels. Dicofol is similar to DDT and is a suspected hormone disrupter. The three organic strawberry samples were free of residue Organophosphate (OP).
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