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19-12-1989 12:00 AM

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Public fears regarding possible contamination of foods with agricultural chemicals have combined with persistent concerns for soil conservation and water quality to make agriculture and the environment a major national issue. Fears related to Alar in apples and cyanide in imported grapes, for example, replaced fears of another drought in summer '89 news headlines. The Food Market Institute reported that 82 percent of food shoppers responding to a recent survey said that chemical residues in foods posed a "serious hazard" to their health (Steimel).

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Dec 19th, 12:00 AM

Sustainable Agriculture: A National Perspective

Public fears regarding possible contamination of foods with agricultural chemicals have combined with persistent concerns for soil conservation and water quality to make agriculture and the environment a major national issue. Fears related to Alar in apples and cyanide in imported grapes, for example, replaced fears of another drought in summer '89 news headlines. The Food Market Institute reported that 82 percent of food shoppers responding to a recent survey said that chemical residues in foods posed a "serious hazard" to their health (Steimel).