PRODUCERS BLAST EPA DRAFT OF 'PESTICIDES ON FOOD' BROCHURE

WASHINGTON -- Fresh-fruit and vegetable producers blasted the Environmental Protection Agency's draft of a brochure intended to educate consumers about pesticides and food, saying the proposed brochure is alarmist and threatens to undermine consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.Required under the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act, the brochure is being developed for dissemination through

WASHINGTON -- Fresh-fruit and vegetable producers blasted the Environmental Protection Agency's draft of a brochure intended to educate consumers about pesticides and food, saying the proposed brochure is alarmist and threatens to undermine consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.

Required under the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act, the brochure is being developed for dissemination through retail food stores. The law requires that the EPA make the finished brochure availa

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