Why Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides are an Important International Issue
The food security challenges that will arise over the next 35 years are outlined. The importance of international trade in meeting food security goals is explained. The threat to trade in agri-food products posed by increasingly asynchronous import regulations for maximum residue limits (MRL) for pesticides is presented. The problems facing MRL harmonization are detailed.
KeywordsGlobal food supply Pesticide residues International agricultural trade Differing MRLs Missing MRLs Misaligned regulatory systems
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