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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Portugal's president to visit next week for summit meeting
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Telecoms operator NOS invests €1.8M in new 5G Lisbon hub
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Court upholds €84M fine on telecoms provider MEO for cartel with NOWO
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Maximum number of border control staff at airports for peak season
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Lusa - Business News - Timor-Leste: Parliament ratifies double taxation treaty with Portugal
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Lisbon stock market opens higher; benchmkar PSI up 0.6%
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Fruit growers dispute study finding dangerous pesticides in apples, pears




Armamar, Portugal,May.26,2022(Lusa)- The Armamar fruit growers association (AFA) has contested the study by the "PAN Europa" network of non-governmental organisations on the amount of dangerous pesticides in Portuguese apples and pears, considering it outdated and lacking "representative data".
In a "manifesto of discontent" sent to Lusa news agency, the association's leader, José Osório, said the study "should have taken into consideration national data, published by the relevant authorities, which is much more representative, unbiased and credible".
According to the study released on Monday, Portuguese apples and pears are in second place in the "ranking" of the highest proportion of contaminated fruit in 2019.
In 85% of Portuguese pears tested and in 58% of all apples tested, contamination by dangerous pesticides was found.
The AFA regretted the "very negative impact on the sector" caused by the news about this study.
In its view, the news resulted "from a report that lacks credibility and does not take into account several important aspects, starting with a representative sample, either in number or in collection points, MRLs [maximum residue limits] or even which methods of analysis and laboratories were used".
"Domestic production has several controls, from the producer to the consumer, and these controls are carried out by various entities, governmental or not, but all certified for this purpose," he assured.
The AFA operates in Armamar and in the neighbouring municipalities of Moimenta da Beira, Tarouca and Lamego (in the district of Viseu), and the production is sold both on the domestic and international markets, where "it has been recognized for the quality of the product".
According to the association, in this region, "farmers have been awarded integrated production certification, and of these, a good number have GlobalGap".
"These certifications are subject to residue analyses from production to distribution", he explained, adding that "in hundreds of analyses carried out every year on the fruit, sometimes even by distribution chains, no non-conformities have been detected in the samples".
The region's farmers "were among the first to create fruit growers associations" and to implement "sustainable production methods, which are increasingly advanced and environmentally friendly", as well as to certify their products, he stressed.
The AFA regretted that the media, "instead of being supportive of national production, tries to tarnish its image among consumers".
The Pesticide Action Network (PAN), founded in 1982, is a network of more than 600 non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals from over 60 countries that seeks to minimise the negative effects of dangerous pesticides and replace them with ecologically correct and socially just alternatives.
PAN Europe was established in 1987 and brings together 38 consumer, public health and environmental organisations, among others.
According to the study, at EU level, contamination rates for both apples and pears have more than doubled between 2011 and 2019.
The authors of the analysis pointed out that "there has been a dramatic increase in fruit sold to the public with residues of the most toxic pesticides that should have been banned in Europe for health reasons."
On Wednesday, the government considered that the PAN study presents an "alarmist message" by covering a limited set of products, without reference to maximum limits, specifying that in 2020, 93.6% of domestic samples were in compliance.
In response to Lusa, the agriculture ministry stressed that the study addresses the presence of residues in a "limited set" of products, namely kiwi, cherry, apple, pear, peach, celery, cucumber, spinach and lettuce, "without, however, referring to what levels these residues are found or making any mention of compliance with the maximum residue limits set by the Community.
In this sense, the executive highlighted that, in 2020, 93.6 percent of samples in Portugal were in legal compliance, 46.5 percent with no detectable residues and 47.6 percent with residues below the maximum residue limits.
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Date : 2022-05-27 10:21:00







 

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