The Food Quality Protection Act and California Agriculture

Cash, Sean B. and Aaron Swoboda

from ARE Update Vol. 6, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2003

View Full Article PDF: The Food Quality Protection Act and California Agriculture

Abstract

The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996 was the most wide-reaching revision of federal pesticide law in twenty years. Many of the FQPA's impacts are yet to be felt by California farmers. In seeking to further protect consumers, the FQPA will pose new challenges for California agriculture. The changes that may occur maybe quite expensive, and perhaps counterproductive from the perspective of consumers' health.

Keywords

pesticide, Food Quality Protection Act, FQPA, consumer, health risk, cost, diet

Citation

Cash, Sean B. and Aaron Swoboda. "The Food Quality Protection Act and California Agriculture." ARE Update 6(4)(2003):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2003/6/4/the-food-quality-protecti/