Soy has become Argentina's biggest single export. More than half of land under cultivation is now devoted to its production. Environmentalists say GM crops and lots of pesticides are a danger to the environment and to people.
The ongoing scandal over contaminated eggs has raised serious concerns about food safety. How can we ensure the quality of products we buy - and eat? And how do illegal substances end up on our plates at all?
The secret recipe for a herbal pesticide allegedly contained massive amounts of the banned substance Fipronil. The two managers who sold the treatment will be held pending further investigations into the scandal.
The scandal over contaminated eggs in Germany is growing. To protect their customers from the toxic Fipronil, the discounter Aldi has pulled all eggs from its stores. But what exactly is Fipronil?
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.
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