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Detecting pesticides in cucumbers

Pesticides are widely used in European agriculture but some can negatively affect human and ecosystem health. Certified Reference Materials are used to guarantee food safety.

Pesticides residues in food cannot exceed a legal limit and the EU has robust measurement techniques to ensure food safety. Certified Reference Materials are used to check that these measurements are correct. Find out how the JRC uses these Reference Materials to detect pesticide residues in cucumbers.


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