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The FDA Pesticide Report: A breakdown

- General News
For domestic fruits, of 389 samples tested, only one (0.3 percent) contained “violative residues,” meaning that 99.7 percent were within safety guidelines. No residues at all were found in 12.6 percent of samples.

PMA comments on EPA pesticide and GMO exemptions

- General News
The Produce Marketing Association submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposed Rule for Pesticides; Exemptions of Certain Plant Incorporated Protectants Derived from Newer Technologies.

Behind the disjuncture on produce safety

- Analysis
“Jen insists that we buy organic vegetables,” indie rock artist Courtney Barnett says in her song “Dead Fox.” “And I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first / A little pesticide can’t hurt.”

Produce passes another pesticide test

- Analysis
Yet another comprehensive test of fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues gives them a clean bill of health.

Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen lists updated for 2020

- General News
The Environmental Working Group released its annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce, also known as the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, and this year the EWG added a twist: raisins.

USDA pesticide report: 99% of samples below benchmark levels

- General News
In 2018, tests were conducted on fruits and vegetables as well as rice, wheat flour and heavy cream. EPA relies on PDP data to conduct dietary risk assessments and to set its benchmark residue levels for pesticides in or on foods.