USA: Food Standards Agency advice slammed by environmental pressure group
Environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth [FOE] has urged the UK's Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) to reject a request from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to withdraw long-standing safety advice that fruit and vegetables for children should be peeled. The advice was originally issued by the Government's Chief Medical Officer in 1997 to reduce small children's exposure to pesticides, including organophosphates which have been linked to brain damage in mammals. The recommendation is now routinely given by Government departments in response to inquiries from parents about pesticide residues in food, and is the only practical advice currently given about reducing children's exposure to pesticides.
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