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Food scientists develop rapid screening technique to detect pesticide residue in vegetables

Food scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of detecting minute amounts of pyrethroids in vegetables, a common type of synthetic pesticide applied on agricultural crops. The innovative strategy makes use of magnetic nanoparticles to simplify pyrethorid extraction, reducing the screening process to under two hours.  Synthetic pesticides such as pyrethorids are widely used in vegetable farming to control agricultural pests.  Read more...



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