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Cancer alert over rocket: Trendy salad leaves exceed safe levels of carcinogenic nitrates in one in EVERY ten samples

Trendy rocket leaves, which have seen a huge boom in sales as a healthy salad option, are at the centre of cancer concerns. Around one in ten British-grown samples were over the maximum permitted limit for nitrates, the Food Standards Agency said. Watchdogs in the UK and EU have limits for nitrate residues on leafy vegetables because research has identified a link with cancer.  Read more....

 

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