Aren’t contamination levels in food already regulated by the government?

Surprisingly, not really. The FDA had made significant efforts when it comes to traditional food safety- making sure the growers, manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants have the necessary systems in place to protect the consumer from foodborne illnesses like salmonella, e.coli, and listeria. The US lags behind countries like France who have already issued a call to action to improve the quality and purity of the foods we feed the nation’s most vulnerable populations. Very little regulatory attention is being paid at the federal level to minimize the consumer exposures to environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins.