97 Percent of Fruits and Vegetables Tested in California are Free of Illegal Pesticide Residues

Today, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that 97 percent of fresh fruit and vegetable samples collected contain no illegal pesticide residue. Furthermore, only one percent of domestically grown produce tested contained illegal residues. Of the illegal residues found, 82 percent were from imported produce. Data was collected on 3,281 produce samples from more than 500 California businesses.

While this data comes as no surprise since California farmers abide by some of the world’s most stringent pesticide laws and regulations, it signals to consumers that California-grown products are the best and safest choice when making shopping decisions.

Read the release from DPR here.


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