Study Finds Pesticides In Northwest Clams, Mussels and Oysters

March 9, 2021 Keely Chalmers, KGW

Mussel, clam and oyster lovers, there may be a lot more in the shellfish than you thought. Researchers from Portland State University found some contain pesticides.

USDA Releases 2019 Annual Pesticide Data Program Summary

October 28, 2020 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 2019 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The summary shows that nearly 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Science of Product Messaging: How Unbiased Information on Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Organics, GMO and CRISPR Can Affect Consumer Buying Behavior. UGA’s Ben Campbell Unveils New Report at New York Produce Show

When Ben Campbell started out with The New York Produce Show and Conference, he was a professor at the University of Connecticut. During the event, Ben and his students participated in our University Interchange program, which provides a forum for university professors to share cutting-edge research with the trade and thus help fulfill their mission to disseminate knowledge, while also providing an educational and mentorship program for students. He found the program so valuable, that when he moved on to the University of Georgia he asked if we would expand the program. Which we did.

California Acts to Prohibit Chlorpyrifos Pesticide

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the pesticide.

Tests Show Low or No Pesticide Levels in Most Fruits and Vegetables in California

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) met national pesticide residue standards. During its 2017 survey, DPR found 96 percent of all samples had no detectable pesticide residues or were below levels allowed by the U.S. EPA.