Issue Date: May 30, 2011
Pesticide Residue Data Released
Only a small fraction of food and water tested in 2009 contained pesticide residues that exceeded safety limits set by EPA, a report from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service concludes. The annual Pesticide Data Program report provides a snapshot of the levels of pesticides found on numerous foods including fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, beef, catfish, and rice, as well as treated and untreated drinking water. Samples were collected and analyzed in 12 . . .
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