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A U.K. government report to be released next week will name and shame supermarkets that sell produce tainted with pesticides. Thirty percent of the food samples tested for the report contained pesticide residues; most were within allowable limits, but a small percentage exceeded lawful levels. While pesticide residue levels in the nation’s food are declining, Peter Beaumont of the Working Party on Pesticides Residues warned that some of the pesticides now being used are more powerful and more dangerous at lower doses than ones used in the past. Concerns about food safety in Britain are driving increased demand for organic products.