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Pesticide traces in fruits, vegetables: report

PARIS: Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday. Samples of 19 fruits and 33 vegetables were studied in the report by Generations Futures, a French environmental group that campaigns against pesticide and GMOs, using 2012-2016 data from consumer protection agency DGCCRF. "For fruit we found that on average pesticide residue was present in 72.6 percent of the samples analysed,"…