Leeann Brown is press secretary for the Environmental Working Group.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Profits over Health: A Short History of the Pesticide Lobby
The U.S. Department of Agriculture began testing fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues in 1991 after the public became concerned about their potential risks to children. Remember Alar ? In 1993, at the request of Congress, several top public health experts released a seminal report, Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children .