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California will use budget boost to expand testing of fruits, vegetables for pesticide residues

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is using a $2.5 million bump in funding to enhance monitoring of fresh produce for illegal pesticide residues, Chief Deputy Director Chris Reardon announced on Monday. The announcement coincides with the release of DPR's 2010 pesticide residue monitoring data, which found 97.6% of produce samples testing within allowable limits.


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