Many people are concerned about exposure to pesticides in the fruits and vegetables they buy at the grocery store. A new report says that fear is not supported by science. The report comes from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology or CAST.
A new CAST paper gives readers an overview of how pesticides are used and their benefits. The study says many advocacy groups use results from U.S. federal regulatory monitoring programs on what fruits and vegetables are most likely to contain pesticide residues. They say those studies show the foods that do have traceable amounts of pesticides contain so little that they are considered harmless to your health.