Alarm bells are ringing as researchers discover that dangerous plastic particles are contaminating water sources. Plastics from bags and packaging are entering the food chain and ending up on our plates. A solution is yet to be found.
Police in the Netherlands have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of a pesticide in the poultry industry. Millions of fipronil-contaminated eggs have been recalled since the scandal broke.
Plastic is useful - for packaging, tires, clothing, and much else. But 2 percent of plastics produced end up in the ocean. It enters the food chain - even reaching us. A new analysis highlights the scale of the problem.
EU ministers and experts are set to gather over the growing Fipronil contamination crisis - but only months after the news broke. Meanwhile, farmers, processors and consumers are suffering losses in sales and confidence.
Belgium's agriculture minister has accused Dutch authorities of keeping reports of Fipronil use a secret. The allegations come after Belgian officials admitted they knew back in June that eggs had been contaminated.
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