Pesticide residues in many foods – organic is the answer

Yesterday, the agri-chemical industry’s New Zealand association Agcarm tried to spin its way out of the fact that almost all of about 600 samples analysed in Safe Food Campaign’s Dirty Dozen 2013 list contained pesticide residues. The Dirty Dozen Food in New Zealand more likely to contain pesticide residues ranked according to number of pesticides […]

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Irradiated tomatoes? No thanks.

Our supermarkets could soon be stocking irradiated vegetables coming from Queensland. The Queensland Government has applied to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to irradiate tomatoes and capsicums, as a biosecurity control. Australian tomatoes and capsicum are imported into New Zealand, as the vegetables are staple fare for many, regardless of the season. Irradiation is […]

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