Pesticide Residues in Imported, Organic, and "Suspect" Fruits and Vegetables.

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Summary of "Pesticide Residues in Imported, Organic, and "Suspect" Fruits and Vegetables."

Consumers are frequently urged to avoid imported foods as well as specific fruits and vegetables due to health concerns from pesticide residues and are often encouraged to choose organic fruits and vegetables rather than conventional forms. Studies have demonstrated that while organic fruits and vegetables have lower levels of pesticide residues than do conventional fruits and vegetables, pesticide residues are still frequently detected on organic fruits and vegetables; typical dietary consumer exposure to pesticide residues from conventional fruits and vegetables does not appear to be of health significance. Similarly, research does not demonstrate that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater risks from pesticide residues than do domestic fruits and vegetables or that specific fruits and vegetables singled out as being the most highly contaminated by pesticides should be avoided in their conventional forms.


Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California , One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616, United States.

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Name: Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
ISSN: 1520-5118


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