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Oregano – an Aromatic, but Loaded Culinary Herb. Part II: Pesticides and Olive Leaves

19.08.2019 Hot topic
In a special project conducted between November 2018 and June 2019, CVUA Stuttgart analyzed commercial, crushed oregano with regard to a number of different issues. Pa ...

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Oregano – an Aromatic but Loaded Culinary Herb. Part I: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

15.08.2019 Hot topic
Earlier investigations at CVUA Stuttgart have already shown that kitchen herbs can occasionally be contaminated with pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Due to the health risks o ...

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Perchlorate in Plant-Based Foods: a Follow-up

13.08.2019 Report from a day in the lab
Perchlorate is an unwanted substance in food that causes reversible inhibition of iodine absorption in the thyroid. No maximum limit has thus far been established for  ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Vegetables from Conventional Culture, 2018

15.04.2019 Report from a day in the lab
Pesticide contamination of conventionally grown fresh vegetables remained unchanged. The German-grown vegetables showed the best results. Every 20th sample was in viol ...

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Residues and Contaminants in Fresh Fruit from Conventional Cultivation, 2018

25.03.2019 Report from a day in the lab
The analysis of fresh fruit from conventional cultivation shows almost no change in the residue situation. Every 14th sample was in violation due to an exceedance of t ...

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