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Environmental Management
An analysis of the importance of policies and guidelines required in the food supply industry, with a focus on pesticides.
# 106689 | 1,550 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 12, 2008 in Business (Industries) , Nutrition (Food) , Agricultural Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the policies and guidelines that must be established by food supplier companies. It discusses the importance of these policies due to the fact that food products offered to, purchased by, and consumed by the public must be free of contamination and must adhere to the federal and state guidelines that consumers expect. The paper specifically focuses on pesticides and their effect on the industry.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Key Content Issue: Pesticides

From the Paper:

"When a food supply company sits down to put together its policy regarding the environment, no matter how small or how big the company, it must rely on the best possible science - from independent researchers - to be certain that it protects not only its workers but the consumers who will be eating the food that is put on the market. Given that there is evidence that the EPA leans more towards the pesticide industry than it does towards the consumer, to be on the safe side the food supply company should reach out beyond the EPA for objective, verifiable data. The EPA still holds the cards when it comes to laws and regulations relating to food safety; but again, a company that wishes to fully protect its employees and the public as well, will be wise to include independent analysis in it's policy statement. What is more important, going along with the powers that be when it comes to the potential for humans (especially children) to become exposed to dangerous toxins? Or being on the safe side and accessing independently corroborated science by researchers who are respected and not part of the lobby group, or the government group, that is too close to the pesticide manufacturers? The answer is obvious; food supply companies must think of people first, when creating their policy statements."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Environmental Health Perspectives. (2006). Registering Skepticism: Does EPA's Pesticide Review Protect Children? 114(10), 593-595.
  • Environmental Protection Agency. (2007). Pesticide Residues in Food. Retrieved March 11, 2008, from http://www.epa.gov/pesticides.
  • Martin, Raymond. (1998). National Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research. Technical Report. NCEDR/98-06. ISO 14001 Guidance manual.

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