Archive for December, 2018

“USDA releases annual Pesticide Data Program summary”

The Packer posted the above-captioned article on its website. The article reads in part as follows:

“More than 99% of samples tested in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program had residue levels well below levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The USDA published the 203-page 2017 annual summary on Dec. 17 and said 53% of samples had no detectable pesticide residue.”

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“The EU special committee on pesticides has adopted plans to make the EU pesticide approval procedure more transparent and accountable”

Government Europa published the above-captioned article, which reads as follows:

“MEPs agreed that members of the public should be allowed to access the studies used to support the EU’s decision to approve the use of pesticides, including supporting data and information on the applications.  The new EU pesticide approval procedure, designed to promote transparency and accountability in committees and members who approve new active substances, emphasise the need for greater public awareness of approval protocols.

EPA IG’s Semi-Annual Report

The EPA Inspector General’s Semi-Annual Report: April 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018, is available at