Several environmental and consumer groups are asking the California Department of Food and Agriculture to rescind a $180,000 grant it had awarded to a group they say is against organic agriculture.

The Watsonville, Calif.-based Alliance for Food and Farming received the grant last month for a project to "correct the misconceptions that some fresh produce items contain excessive amounts of pesticide residues."

But opponents say the alliance is against organic agriculture, something the opponents advocate.

Read the complete article in the San Jose Mercury News.

Read the Environmental Working Group's request to the state by clicking here.