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Italian fruit and vegetables, the safest in Europe

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Vegetables
Italy
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Innovation & Technology
Published Oct 5, 2023

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Italian fruit and vegetables are becoming safer, with Italy surpassing the EU average in both quantity and quality of analyzed results. The percentage of residues above plant protection product limits has decreased from 1.8% in 2019 to 1.1% in 2021. The Agrofarma Observatory, which represents 33 Italian companies in the agropharmaceuticals sector, aims to combat negative perceptions of agricultural chemistry and promote the use of advanced and environmentally friendly technologies.
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Italian fruit and vegetables are increasingly safe. Italy is above the EU average both in terms of quantities analyzed and the quality of the results achieved. The percentage of residues above the limits of plant protection products is minimal and has fallen from 1.8% in 2019 to 1.1% in 2021. This is reported by the first launch of the Agrofarma Observatory, a report which, every six months, will collect information on the state of the art of Italian agriculture. Agrofarma is the association that represents 33 Italian companies in the agropharmaceuticals sector. They generate 95% of the sector's Italian turnover which in 2022 stood at around 1 billion euros. Among the names that stand out are Syngenta Italia, Basf Italia, Bayer Crop Science, Corteva Agriscience. “This project was also created to counter the widespread belief that associates the use of chemistry in agriculture with negative practices for the environment” recalled Riccardo Vanelli, president of ...
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