Food Safety - Pesticides/Herbicides Background 

Importance of Topic to Practice
For years, the impact of pesticides on human health has been widely, and at times, hotly debated. Environmentalists have questioned the use or misuse of pesticides and society generally seeks to reduce their use, while industry claims they are important contributors to creating a food supply needed to feed billions of people and for farmers' ongoing livelihood. Dietitians need to be aware of the issues, trends in pesticide use and steps that government agencies
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