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No more pesticide tests

(article, Culinate staff)

It's no secret that the federal government is in debt for a lot of dough these days. But one of the feds' cost-cutting measures is a little unusual: axing an $8 million pesticide-testing program. The 18-year-old testing program was used to gauge safe levels of pesticides in foods. Instead, the government is "now buying expensive, privately collected data and relying on older information." No word on whether this will really save money — or our health.