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PALESTINE's contaminated vegetables: From farm to table, without regulation

PALESTINE's contaminated vegetables: From farm to table, without regulation | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
he bright, colourful vegetables of Palestinian markets conceal secrets that only laboratory equipment can uncover.

The secrets buried in the two main crops on the Palestinian table; tomatoes and bell peppers, began to unravel in 2017. That year, 20 samples of both crops were taken from West Bank cities for examination at the Laboratory Testing Centre at Birzeit University. At the time, the regulatory authorities promised to reform the agricultural pesticide sector and to develop a formula that would allow them to conduct periodic vegetable checks.
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The History About Each Vegetable

The History About Each Vegetable | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

History of vegetables reaches the most distant years of modern humankind, when hunter gatherers exited the Africa and started spreading across entire planet earth. As the birth of modern human civilizations, vegetables were identified as the source of great medicinal and nutritional power. 

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Agro Katina

Agro Katina | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Agro Katina research project is investigating the local vegetable and fruit supply chain and the agricultural sector in Malta. This research is being conducted in the context of the Supply Cha!nge project, which strives to find solutions to the growing challenge of reducing environmental impacts and improving working conditions along the supply chain of supermarkets. The project was co-financed by the EU and the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs, and Civil Liberties.

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13% of fruit and veg had excessive pesticides

13% of fruit and veg had excessive pesticides | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
More than a tenth of fruit and vegetables tested at the farmers’ market in Ta’ Qali last year contained excessive chemical pesticides, prompting action by the authorities.
A spokesman for the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority told this newspaper that 133 samples were taken fro
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