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20 percent of vegetables and fruits are contaminated with pesticides, report

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New York: A newly published report reveals that nearly 20 percent of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables contain dangerous levels of pesticides.

An analysis by the non-profit organization Consumer Reports found that popular vegetables or fruits such as strawberries, green beans, capsicum, blueberries and potatoes have high levels of pesticide residues.

Green beans in particular use a pesticide that hasn’t been approved for use in more than 10 years, the report’s authors said in a news release.

The report also states that most of the most contaminated fruits are strawberries, especially those that have been frozen. A CNN report also confirmed the research done by the researchers. CNN reports that the reason strawberries have a higher proportion of pesticides is because they grow lower in the soil and are therefore more susceptible to pests.

Strawberries often appear at the top of the list of vegetables and fruits contaminated with pesticides.

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