holdingappleA pesticide commonly used on apples, pears, nuts and other crops will be phased out in the United States after lawsuits and complaints by farm workers and environmental groups. AZM will be banned for use on apples, blueberries, cherries, pears and parsley in 2010, and "beginning next year on nuts, nursery stocks and Brussels sprouts." (AP)

(I don’t know about anyone else, or about the facts in the case, but I do know this sounds like good news for families and their health. Most people — I bet — want less chemicals on their foods.)

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