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French grape producers claim defamatory damages

The French national federation of table grape producers, the FNRPT, has initiated a civil action for defamation against environmental group MDRGF, reports French newswire The MDRGF published a residue study conducted in five European countries, which claimed to have found pesticide residues, including some banned in the EU, in virtually all table grapes collected in those countries. Calling the study “dishonest”, the FNRPT has claimed €500,000 ($732,250) in damages.



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