Sunday, October 25, 2015

MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS



The recent government report on Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level: 

While the government has been transparent in sharing the results of the study, the report itself is a scientific one that is amenable to various interpretations.

Often, pesticide residues on food are interpreted as dangerous and life threatening. However, the fact is that these residues are benchmarked with Maximum Residue Limits (MRL), which is the maximum amount of pesticide residue that is legally permitted on food product having no or negligible impact on human health.