EUROPEAN PESTICIDE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS WINE CONTAMINATION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Pesticides Action Network (PAN) pressure group has claimed independent tests have revealed wines sold in the European Union (EU) may contain residues of 10 potentially harmful pesticides. It examined 40 EU-purchased bottles from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Australia and Chile - 34 conventional and six organic: the conventional wines contained 148 pesticide residues in total, having one to 10 pesticides each - an average-per-bottle exceeding four. One organic bottle contained a low ...


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