Are Pesticide Residue Levels in Food Monitored?

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Pesticide residual revels are monitored by the USDA they have a pesticide data project where they pick in different years different types of porters then they wash it they peel it and check to see how much pesticide is left inside the food afterwards. And these levels differ quite a bit between conventional and organic food.

The most recent big public study that was in the news looked at difference between conventional and organic and found that convectional had five times more than five times more pesticides than the organic.