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‘Worrying’ pesticide levels found in Spanish foods

By Oliver Morrison

Ecologists in Spain are demanding a 50% reduction of the use of pesticides - especially those more toxic and unauthorized - after data revealed a ‘worrisome’ level of exposure of pesticide residues found in food in the country.

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Campaigners demand pesticides crack down

By Oliver Morrison

Anti-pesticide groups want synthetic pesticides phased out by 2035 over fears that biodiversity, crucial to food production, is under threat.


FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Focus was on pesticide residues and beverage analysis - Thermo

By Joseph James Whitworth

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

Food safety training boss outlines Fera lab benefits

Food safety training boss outlines Fera lab benefits

By Rod Addy

An international food safety network has boosted the capacity to detect pesticide residues in Guatemala, Central America, "tenfold" and improved its testing for aflatoxins, poisons produced by fungi.

GM rice: China to supply?

GM rice: China to supply?

While acceptance of genetically modified ingredients remains
divided across the globe, recent field trials in China suggest GM
rice could reduce health problems and increase yields in the
burgeoning Chinese market.