Unapproved pesticides detected in 12.50 per cent of food items

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Oct 02, 7:55 am

Food-Supply-08-07-2015The government has found pesticides in a significant number of vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country.

Reportedly samples collected from organic outlets were also found having residues of pesticides.

Residues of unapproved pesticides were found in 12.50 per cent of the 20,618 samples collected nationally as part of the central scheme ‘Monitoring of Pesticide Residues’, which was launched in 2005.

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