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Strawberries, Spinach Top Latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ List

EWG’s analysis of tests by the USDA found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventional produce were contaminated with the residues of one or more pesticides. USDA researchers found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples they analyzed.

 

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Food Consumer Price Index (CPI) – The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released its latest outlook which states that the all-items CPI, a measure of economy-wide inflation, “… rose 0.5 percent from December 2017 to January 2018 and is 2.1 percent above the January 2017 level.   Read more

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