The Food Quality Protection Act was ratified by the US Congress to modify the previous laws which regulate pesticide use and the overall quality of food production (PMEP). It was passed in 1996 to support additional economic instructions to re-establish the notion of food safety for the public. Basically, the main modification idea came about when numerous health problems and serious environmental effects were observed with a lenient government law.
Apparently, there was a need to recheck the type of government mandate in improving the safety aspects in the production and consumption of foods. The FQPA intended to intensify the campaign in using safer pesticides and chemicals in agriculture, provide safer production mechanism for children and infants, improve researches for food safety and to give incentives and funding for the safety of American basic food producers, the farmers.
In an economic aspect, the law of this type which recognizes the function of the environment in terms of its effect to humans definitely outweighs the cost of implementation. Of course, it is always the safety of the consumers which the law primarily protects. It does not really matter whether there is a significant financial attribute as long as the welfare of the general public is at stake. On the part of the environment, the main impact of the economic law can be seen in terms of the proper utilization of the natural resources.
Because of the degree of regulation in the use of substances applied to the crops and other food sources, the environment will benefit from the improvement in balancing the possible harmful effects of such chemicals. The people involved will be more careful in terms of modifying nature’s food sources.
References PMEP. N. D. Food Quality Protection Act. Cornell University. Retrieved December 6, 2007 from http://pmep. cce. cornell. edu/fqpa/.