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Pesticide residues practically nil

from Growing Produce

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service recently published the 2015 Pesticide Data Program Annual Summary, which shows more than 99 percent of samples tested had pesticide residues well below the residue levels established by the EPA and 15 percent had no detectable residue. Residues exceeding the tolerance were detected in 0.53 percent of the samples tested. EPA uses PDP data to conduct dietary risk assessments and to ensure that any pesticide residues in foods remain at safe levels and adverse health effects are unlikely. more


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