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Declining International Cooperation on Pesticide Regulation

Frittering Away Food Security

  • May T. Yeung
  • William A. Kerr
  • Blair Coomber
  • Matthew Lantz
  • Alyse McConnell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 1-9
  3. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 11-18
  4. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 19-26
  5. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 27-43
  6. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 45-60
  7. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 61-84
  8. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 85-94
  9. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 95-111
  10. May T. Yeung, William A. Kerr, Blair Coomber, Matthew Lantz, Alyse McConnell
    Pages 113-120
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 121-127

About this book

Introduction

This Palgrave Pivot investigates barriers to international agricultural trade caused by a lack of standardized maximum residue levels (MRL) for pesticides. As upwards of ninety percent of the food entering international supply chains will show pesticide residues, this issue poses a serious threat to global food security. Given the preponderance of pesticide use in food production and the increasing disruptions to trade, a better understanding of the reasons for the decline in international cooperation, the trade impacts, and potential solutions is critical. This volume will contribute to that understanding. Through an analysis of the economics of MRL regulatory harmonization, select case studies, and a look at incentives and disincentives for government agencies and regulators, the authors move the conversation beyond the theoretical, and into current practices and advice for creating workable solutions. This Pivot is a valuable resource for those concerned with food security, trade policy, agricultural production and export supply chains, as well as those interested in broader issues related to science policy and societal trends. 

Keywords

international agricultural trade food policy government incentives international trade Codex Alimentarius

Authors and affiliations

  • May T. Yeung
    • 1
  • William A. Kerr
    • 2
  • Blair Coomber
    • 3
  • Matthew Lantz
    • 4
  • Alyse McConnell
    • 5
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.Dept of Agricultural & Resource EconomicUniversity of Saskatchewan Dept of Agricultural & Resource EconomicSaskatoon, SKCanada
  3. 3.Agriculture and Agrifood Canada OttawaCanada
  4. 4.Bryant Christie Inc. SeattleUSA
  5. 5.Bryant Christie Inc. SacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60552-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60551-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60552-4
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