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USDA: over 99% of fruit, vegetable samples below EPA pesticide benchmarks in most recent report

- General News
The annual pesticide residue results are reported to the FDA and EPA in monthly reports as testing takes place throughout the year.

Two pesticide reversals for EPA

- Analysis
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed course on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used on a number of food and feed crops, including fruits and vegetables.

IFPA criticises EPA Plant Incorporated Protectorants rule

- General News
The Environmental Protection Agency released the final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectorants (PIPs), and Dr. Max Teplitski, Chief Science Officer of International Fresh Produce Association has issued the following statement.

Bad news, good news for bee lovers

- Analysis
Bee lovers have been thirsting for some good news about these vital insects, which by one estimate pollinate a third of the American food supply. But good news has been hard to come by.

EWG’s Dirty Dozen losing its ability to scare consumers 

- Featured
The produce industry always dreads the release of the Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen, as part of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Ag groups write in support of EPA

- Analysis
The letter from many ag groups, dated November 14, is addressed to the Congressional leadership of both houses. It is in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Westfalia creates a buzz using insects for natural pest control in orchards

- General News
Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of fresh vegetables and fruit is embracing entomology for sustainability, with a pioneering project in Chile rearing insects to naturally control agricultural pests such as Mealybugs and White scale.

AFF combats attempts to distort FDA’s pesticide residue findings

- General News
Enter certain activist groups and their disinformation about the FDA residue report.

AFF says FDA 2020 pesticide residue report should give consumers confidence

- General News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for Fiscal Year 2020. The FDA found that 96.8% of domestic foods were compliant with the pesticide tolerances set by the EPA. No pesticides were found in 40.8% of the domestic samples.

Organic agriculture makes biopesticides more vital

- Analysis
To many consumers, they are a nest of evils. To growers, they are valuable tools that cannot be eliminated without grave difficulties. They are pesticides.