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USDA finds tiny increase in pesticide residues above legal limit

USDA's Pesticide Data Program found pesticide residues exceeding limits established by EPA in 60 (0.5%) of the 11,960 non-fish food samples tested in 2008, a slight increase over the 49 (0.4%) out of 11,683 samples that showed such violations in 2007, and the highest percentage of violations found in one year since the program began.



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