The April Choice Magazine reports that the ACT does no testing of chemical residues in fresh produce. Tasmania is the only other state not to do any testing. The ABC website has also picked up on this article.
Even states that do test seem to be fairly relaxed about it, and most overseas produce is not tested – despite countries like China and the US being known to use a lot more chemicals than Australia. The ABC suggests a national fruit testing regime. Should the ACT be doing something itself? Or is there anywhere to get cheapish organic fruit and veg around?