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Toxic Food is Violation of Rights: National Human Rights Commission

Source: Indian Express, Date: October , 2015

Alarmed over the increase in the quantit­y of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables, the Nation­al Human Rights Commission, taking cognisance of several reports, on Friday issued a notice to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The Union Agriculture Ministry’s findings show that in the past six years there has been a two-fold increase in the number of samples of vegetables, fruits, meat and spices containing pesticides. The NHRC has also issu­ed notices to the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries and secretaries in charge of the food and supplies departments in all state governments. Terming it a case of human rights violation, Justice D Murugesan has sought a respon­se within eight weeks about action taken to minimise pesticide residue in food.

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