Italy leads world in food purity, says farmers group

'Chemical residue five times lower than European average'

Italy leads world in food purity, says farmers group

Milan, July 8 - Italy leads the world in terms of food purity, according to Coldiretti. In a study released Monday, the Italian farmers association said only 0.3% "of the country's agricultural products tested over the legal limit for chemical residue". The percentage was five times lower than the European average, and 26 times lower than the non-European average, according to the study. Coldiretti used data provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to compose the report for Milan Expo 2015, the next World's Fair, which is devoted to healthy, sustainable eating. "There is an extraordinary Italy that we experience everyday and the world envies us for: it's the Italy of good food, a variety of agriculture...biodiversity and sustainability," said Coldiretti President Sergio Marini. "This is the Italy we need to show the world at Expo 2015".

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