The Food Quality Protection Act and California Agriculture
Cash, Sean B. and Aaron Swoboda
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.
pesticide, Food Quality Protection Act, FQPA, consumer, health risk, cost, diet
Cash, Sean B. and Aaron Swoboda. 2003. "The Food Quality Protection Act and California Agriculture." ARE Update 6(4): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.