Fruit and veggies pass pesticide test
There are no indications of excess pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables sold in the Faroes.
This is the conclusion of the Faroese food authority’s first pesticide test of fruit and vegetables, which screened 18 fruits and vegetables, nine grown in the Faroes and nine grown abroad.
The Faroese-grown crops were collected from six different producers, and those grown overseas were purchased in three Faroese grocery stores.
Organic crops free of pesticides
All 18 crops were screened for 741 pesticides. Five were found to contain pesticide residues, but the levels were below the pesticide tolerance established by the EU.
Pesticide residues were detected in samples of oranges, clementines and potatoes grown abroad and in two samples of Faroese-grown kohlrabi.
None of the organically grown samples in the test were found to contain pesticide residues.
Overall, the test concluded that the produce was in compliance with EU regulations.
Read more about the test here (in Faroese only)
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