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Chandy orders screening of fruits, vegetables for pesticides

Source: The Times of India, Date: November , 2014

Chief minister Oommen Chandy has asked food safety officials to take stern steps to control sale of fruits and vegetables that are high in pesticide content. He was speaking at a meeting of senior officials of health and agriculture departments on Tuesday. Besides neighbouring states, local farms too are now engaged in indiscriminate use of pesticides. Fruits and vegetables grown in 'organic' farms too have high content of pesticides, reveals a study by the food safety department. If fact, the study pointed out that Horticorp products too are not free of pesticide content.

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