Jane M. Caldwell

Agricultural pesticides are collaboratively regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA utilizes peer-reviewed literature and human consumption patterns determined by the Total Dietary Study to establish tolerances for pesticides. The FDA monitors and enforces those tolerances by testing residue amounts of more than 700 pesticides in human food and animal food. And the USDA provid…

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About the Author

Jane M. Caldwell, PhD, contributing editor and owner of Caldwell Food Safety LLC, is a freeland science and health writer and host of the On Medical Grounds podcast ([email protected]).

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  1. Food Quality
  2. Organic