A harvest of questions : chemicals and the food chain / Edward A. Malloy, Willa Y. Garner, Frank E. Young, Charles E. Hess, Victor Kimm, and Leo Bontempo -- Use of pesticides in the United States / Leonard P. Gianessi -- Some economic and social aspects of pesticide use / Allen L. Jennings -- Pesticide impact assessment program activities in the United States / Acie C. Waldron -- The farmer's stake in food safety / J.L. Adams -- Consumer attitudes toward the use of pesticides and food safety / Carol D. Scroggins -- Pesticide-free tree fruit crops : can we meet consumer demands? / Patrick W. Weddle -- Integrated pest management in the Southwest / Ray Frisbie and Jude Magaro -- The Office Of Technology Assessment report on pesticide residue methodology for foods / H. Anson Moye -- Development of highly specific antibodies to alachlor by use of a carboxy-alachlor protein conjugate / C. Ray Sharp, Paul C.C. Feng, Susan R. Horton, and Eugene W. Logusch -- Pesticide metabolites in food / Larry G. Ballantine and Bruce J. Simoneaux -- Pesticide residue method development and validation at the Food and Drug Administration / Marion Clower, Jr. -- Validation of pesticide residue methods in support of registration : aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency's laboratory program / Warren R. Bontoyan -- New trends in analytical methods for pesticide residues in foods / James N. Seiber -- What we know, don't know, and need to know about pesticide residues in food / Charles M. Benbrook -- FOODCONTAM, a state data resource on toxic chemicals in foods / James P. Minyard, Jr. and W. Edward Roberts -- The Food and Drug Administration program on pesticide residues in food / Pasquale Lombardo and Norma J. Yess -- The public residue database / Lawrie Mott -- The effect of processing on residues in foods : the food processing industry's residue database / Henry B. Chin -- Average residues vs. tolerances : an overview of industry studies / John F. McCarthy -- Estimation of dietary exposure to pesticides using the dietary risk evaluation system / J. Robert Tomerlin and Reto Engler -- Tracking the fate of residues from the farm gate to the table : a case study / Gary L. Eilrich -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency processes for consensus building for hazard identification / R.S. Schoeny -- Food safety assessment for various classes of carcinogens / T.W. Fuhremann -- Comparison of conventional risk assessment with cancer risk assessment / Reto Engler and Richard Levy -- Conducting risk assessments for preschoolers' dietary exposure to pesticides / Robin M. Whyatt and William J. Nicholson -- Statistical issues in food safety assessment / Kenny S. Crump -- Why isn't the Environmental Protection Agency reducing pesticide risks? / Janet S. Hathaway -- The need for common goals in pesticide management that reflect the consumers' general interest / John A. Moore -- Risk management in the absence of credible risk assessment / Perry J. Gehring -- When pesticides go public : regulating pesticides by media after alar / Kenneth W. Weinstein -- The role of the Environmental Protection Agency in assuring a safe food supply / Charles L. Trichilo and Richard D. Schmitt -- Evolving food safety / Fred R. Shank, Karen L. Carson, and Crystal A. Willis -- Pesticides from a regulatory perspective / Lester M. Crawford and Danielle M. Schor -- State pesticide regulatory programs and the food safety controversy / James W. Wells and W. George Fong -- Food safety and the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act / William A. Stiles, Jr. -- Communication of risk to the public : a panel discussion / Cristine Russell, Mary Hager, and Daniel Puzo. In this new volume a variety of experts, including chemists, toxicologists, growers, educators, regulators, food processors and distributors, representatives of consumer groups, and reporters, address the major issues surrounding food safety and pesticide residues. Its 37 chapters are divided into sections covering pesticide use, alternative agriculture production, exposure assessment, risk assessment, risk management, and legislative and regulatory issues. An introductory section defines the scope of the issues and a concluding section represents comments from a panel discussion on communicating risk to the public. This collection, which presents many divergent viewpoints from individuals and organizations directly involved with pesticides, offers valuable insights into the issues.