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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study done by the non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace, sixty percent of the food used for school lunches in Rio de Janeiro’s municipal schools contained pesticide residue. Some of the pesticides discovered include chemicals banned by Brazil’s federal government.

To obtain these results, Greenpeace bought forty kilos of food from one of the six food vendors contracted by the city’s Department of Education. The vendor chosen by

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