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The Pesticide Hazard
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Pesticides Trust
Categories: Pesticides
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

Background to pesticide hazards, regulations and trade of pesticides, health and safety, environment and alternatives are discussed in the first part of this book. The second part contains country report of Brazil, Costa Rica,Ecuador, Paraquay, Venezuela, Egypt, South Africa, India, and Malaysia. In a final chapter conclusions are drawn and
Pesticides and Global Health
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Courtney Marie Dowdall, Ryan J Klotz
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-17 - Publisher: Routledge

This concise, accessible introduction to understanding agricultural chemicals and public health combines a broad synthesis on a global scale with rich ethnographic narratives on a human scale. Drawing on epidemiology, policy analysis, and social science research on the global commodity chain, the authors describe the system of global agrochemical dependence
DDT and the American Century
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: David Kinkela
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-07 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides. In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world
Pesticides and Pests
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Balraj Singh Parmar, Shashi Bala Singh, Suresh Walia
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-23 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Pests and diseases inflict a devastating impact on the quantity and quality of food production. Pesticides play a vital role in crop protection, although their excessive use poses a potential health hazard and a threat to food security and human and environmental safety. This book overviews developments on pesticides and
Cultivating Knowledge
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Andrew Flachs
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

A single seed is more than just the promise of a plant. In rural south India, seeds represent diverging paths toward a sustainable livelihood. Development programs and global agribusiness promote genetically modified seeds and organic certification as a path toward more sustainable cotton production, but these solutions mask a complex