18 May '11, 4pm

New Green Cuisine: USDA Slow to Release Pesticide Residue Data

New Green Cuisine: USDA Slow to Release Pesticide Residue Data

Typically, according to the group, the government releases the data in January, but as of mid-May, the 2010 testing data is still locked up tight somewhere in the Department of Agriculture. The data has always been made public, even though the results typically show that pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. meets government thresholds. Watchdogs have publicized the data to highlight risks it perceives that go beyond those identified by U.S. law. Environmental Working Group publicizes a wallet guide and a mobile app and the Pesticide Action Network updates a user-friendly database searchable by food or pesticide at

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/usda...

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