Agricultural chiefs draw on scientific evidence to establish ‘maximum residue levels’ for every pesticide. Residue levels take into account effectiveness – the chemicals are used to ward off harmful bugs that can destroy food – balanced against the safety of those exposed to the pesticide on farms, as well as environmental concerns and consumer safety. In most cases the maximum residue level is hundreds, if not thousands of times lower than the level at which adverse health effects would be seen. … [Read more...] about Good news! The chemicals on your fruit and veg aren’t as scary as you think despite a damning new report on pesticide use
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Drama? I still mourn the 2003 axing of Scottish soap Take The High Road. It was filmed in a wee village where the jackets were waxed, but the women’s legs weren’t. Entire plot-lines developed around Mrs Mack’s scones and whether or not Dougal the crofter had a thing for Big Morag. … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: Charlotte Church’s got a rather nasty case of Emma Thompson-itis!
Citing Health Minister Said Namaki, a spokesman for Iran's parliament told a closed session on Monday that "the cause of coronavirus infections in Iran is people who have entered the country illegally from Pakistan, Afghanistan and China", the Isna news agency reported. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Iran denies cover-up as death toll rises to 12