USE OF PESTICIDE DOWN ON PRODUCE, STUDY SHOWS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Farmers apparently are cutting back on their use of pesticides on fruits and vegetables as residues of these chemicals in produce, dairy and grains continue to decline, according to a new federal study.These findings have been issued as part of an annual study done jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. All residue sampling was done

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Farmers apparently are cutting back on their use of pesticides on fruits and vegetables as residues of these chemicals in produce, dairy and grains continue to decline, according to a new federal study.

These findings have been issued as part of an annual study done jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. All residue sampling was done between December 1996 and December 1997.

Fifteen commodity groups were sample

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