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South African wine industry refutes use of illegal pesticides

August 30, 2019

The South African wine industry has refuted allegations made by "certain labour groups" that wine grape producers in the country are using illegal pesticides that are harmful to farm workers. The claims were "unfounded", said Wines of South Africa (WoSA) and Vinpro, which represents 2,500 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders, in a joint statement.