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Nicotine in Food – What Does Smoking Have To Do With It?

26.02.2019 Report from a day in the lab
CVUA Stuttgart consistently finds residues of the pesticidal substance nicotine in fruits and vegetables, despite being no longer authorized for use in the EU. In addi ...

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Neonicotinoids are on everyone´s lips, but are they also on everyone´s plates?

07.02.2019 Report from a day in the lab
It was already back in 2003 that CVUA Stuttgart developed and published a method for determining the presence of neonicotinoids. At that time there were a large number ...

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Are all kaki (persimmons) the same, or are there differences?

21.12.2018 Report from a day in the lab
Suspicion of pesticides: furry, numb feeling on the tongue and a bitter after-taste. Yet analyses for pesticides and contaminants in kaki yield no findings over the le ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Vegetables from Conventional Cultivation, 2017

16.05.2018 Report from a day in the lab
Contamination of fresh vegetables from pesticides in 2017 remains unchanged from that of previous years. Every 20th sample was in violation for at least one exceedance ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Fruit from Conventional Cultivation, 2017

15.05.2018 Report from a day in the lab
Contamination from pesticides in fresh fruit remained unchanged in comparison to previous years. One in 14 samples was in violation, due to an exceedance of the maximu ...

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