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August 7, 1994 | ROBERT GREENE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In expansive new proposals, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to regulate the amount of pesticide residues on the food we eat--everything from supermarket apples to ketchup. The agency says it's time to worry about the amounts of chemicals that show up in meals, not just the residues on crops leaving the farm. The idea in proposed legislation and in new rules under discussion would be to set limits on how much residue is acceptable on food.
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February 2, 2003 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
A toxic rocket fuel ingredient that is polluting the Colorado River -- the main water source for millions of Californians and most of the nation's winter lettuce -- may be dangerous to public health even at extremely low levels, state and federal environmental officials now believe. The U.S.
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December 3, 2007 | Alan Bjerga and Shruti Date Singh, Bloomberg News
Suleymane Soro always grew cotton on his 17-acre farm in Ivory Coast, supporting his wife and six children in a mud home he built himself. It has no running water, no electricity -- and this year, little cotton. "We are completely discouraged," said Soro, who couldn't buy seeds and fertilizer after the local ginning company failed. His profit fell two-thirds this decade, to $262 last year. He turned to corn to survive.
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December 4, 2005 | Evelyn Iritani, Times Staff Writer
Chip Struckmeyer's rice farm is a model of 21st-century efficiency. With the help of his son and a manager, he farms 485 acres of sticky clay soil, hiring planes to fly in seed at planting time and using high-tech laser equipment to level his fields. Last year, thanks to favorable weather, Struckmeyer and other California rice growers produced a record crop of high-quality short- and medium-grain rice, much of which went to Japan.
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