this is only partly correct . . . some states (e.g., california, new
jersey) require all farmers to keep records of all the applications of
all pesticides they make to their crops, including the date, the
substance, and the amount . . . all states require all farmers to keep
records of all the applications of restricted use pesticides (the ones
requiring applicator certification) they make to their crops, including
the date, the substance, and the amount . . . different states have
different requirements for access to these records (e.g., california
requires that all records be submitted on a regular basis, new jersey
requires submission every third year)
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan state university
429b berkey hall
east lansing michigan 48824-1111
> From: Daniel Worley[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday 22 May 1998 8:51 PM
> To: Wilson, Dale
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Do you think organic food is safer and why?
> At 18:03 5/22/98 , you wrote:
> >> Where is the residue testing USDA. Where is the chain of evidence.
> >I've seen the labs where they test the safety of chemicals, and met
> >people who do this. They appear to be good operations. Untold
> >of rodents, and thousands of beagles, occasional monkeys are used in
> Care to explain a couple of things to this poor, uneducated, country
> Why has at least one nurse at a regional hospital in Calif. stated
> should run a bus for all the patients from XXX." referring to the
> number of cases of pesticide drift and residue ailments being seen in
> that ER?
> Why is it that a small, but growing number of people will get an
> rash if they lightly rub the skin of a fresh piece of fruit across
> forearm? (It must be fresh fruit from a non-organic farm).
> These are not isolated cases. They show up on a daily basis. I
> people who are so sensitive to the chemical residue on fresh produce
> they wear rubber gloves to handle it and while washing it.
> Yet the chemical farmers are not required to keep records of how
> or with what, they spray their crops.
> --Dan in Sunny Puerto Rico--
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