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Analysis: the emerging risk posed by microplastic in food

Tiny pieces of plastic, mainly degraded over time on the ocean waves, are ending up in our food. EU legislation on so-called “microplastics” and “nanoplastics” in food is non-existent and the risks to humans of consuming the material is, as yet, unquantifiable. Peter Rixon delves into this new risk to the food chain.

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