PESTICIDE LEVELS LOW, SAYS USDA

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of nearly 9,000 samples of domestic and foreign produce collected and tested during 1999 showed no traces of pesticide residue, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.g apples, pears, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries and cucumbers, as well as grape juice. Only three samples contained between six and 13 residues, according to the report.The

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of nearly 9,000 samples of domestic and foreign produce collected and tested during 1999 showed no traces of pesticide residue, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

g apples, pears, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries and cucumbers, as well as grape juice. Only three samples contained between six and 13 residues, according to the report.

The items were collected from multiple sources and screened for pesticides, inse

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