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Friday, 15 January 2016

USDA Pesticide Safety Report - Monday, January 11, 2016

As with all reports, our reactions to the USDA pesticide report should be from an informed point of view. You may read a summary of the report.
The report concludes that "pesticide residues do not pose a safety concern for U.S. food". What is the basis for this conclusion? Here are some references to help you form your opinion. If there is one point that I would like to be more clearly stated, it is on how the pesticide tolerance levels are established. Although it is implicit in the pesticide registration process, the kinds of tests or safety evaluation that must be conducted before a tolerance level is established could be more clearly presented in the reference documents available to consumers. One is left to presume that the registration process forces applicants to submit convincing test results to support the safety claims about the pesticides at the established tolerance levels.
Pesticide Data Program: Annual Summary, Calendar Year 2014. You may Download Copy:
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