How safe is the food on your plate?

Posted on September 11, 2017


A new feature has been published on the Research Matters website.

This time the focus is on the work by a team of researchers led by Prof Lise Korsten, who leads the food safety research programme at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, which is co-hosted by UP and the University of the Western Cape. Broad questions that the team is investigating include how regulators ensure that fruit and vegetables are free of potentially harmful pesticides, other agricultural chemicals and human and plant pathogens; how farmers can prevent contamination and reduce losses due to polluted water or human error; and, whether fresh produce from formal markets like retail stores are safer than fresh produce bought from informal traders.

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