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Indian spice trade group fears plunge in exports due to pesticide ethylene oxide scrutiny

AHMEDABAD, MAY 18: An Indian spice trade group said on Friday that spice exports could drop by 40% after 2 major brands were hit with contamination allegations over the use of a pesticide the group considers safe but others say causes cancer in the event of long-term exposure. India is the world's biggest exporter, consumer and producer of spices, and its spice exports came to $4 billion in the year from April 2022 to March 2023. But the Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) said the industry has already seen...
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