To give consumers more information about the safety of fruits and vegetables, a new report titled "Perspective on Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables" has been issued to provide a toxicological analysis of pesticide residues on produce. The report is being released by the Alliance for Food and Farming, a non-profit organization which represents both organic and conventional farmers.
This new report allows consumers to calculate just how much of their favorite foods could be consumed in a day without any health effects from pesticide residues. The tool allows users to select a consumer (man, woman, teen or child) and then to choose a favorite fruit or vegetable. The tool then calculates the number of servings that consumer could eat in a day and still not see any effect from residues. The calculations show a consumer would have to eat hundreds to thousands of servings, whether they are an adult or a child.
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