In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its latest annual report – the 2017 Pesticide Monitoring Report. Ecowatch has also published an article discussing the FDA report: New FDA Report on Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables Adds to Growing Public Health Concerns.
Highlights from the Report summary include: In FY2017, the “FDA found that 96.2% of domestic and 89.6% of import human foods were compliant with federal standards.” The Report also provides results of a two-year “Herbicides assignment that began in FY2016, with a total of 879 samples of corn, soy, milk and eggs analyzed for glyphosate and glufosinate, and 1119 samples of selected grains and root crops analyzed for acid herbicides over the two-year period. Residues of glyphosate or glufosinate were not found in any egg or milk samples. Glyphosate and/or glufosinate residues were found in 59.5% of the corn and soy grain samples, but none exceeded the established tolerances.”