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Bugs in the System: Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture

Edited By: Bill Vorley and Dennis Keeney

222 pages, Figs, tabs

Earthscan

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #60577 | ISBN: 1853834297
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #60578 | ISBN: 1853834300
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About this book

&i;`a superb, level-headed account of how designing a healthy agricultural system addresses the dysfunctionality of all industrial systems...an impressive contribution to ecological literacy'&o; Paul Hawken, author of &i;Growing a Business and the Ecology of Commerce&o;
&i;`a brave attempt to map a way forward for the pesticide industry - and for the agricultural industry which has come to depend on it. This volume laces environmentalism with economics and a firm understanding of the challenges facing pesticide companies, making it an important contribution to the debate on business and sustainable development.'&o; Frances Cairncross, &i;The Economist&o;


Contents

The greening of industry versus greenwash - introducing a case study; pesticides in world agriculture - causes, consequences and alternative courses; the true price of pesticides; incorporating external impacts in pest management choices; sustainable business and the pesticides business - a comparison; unravelling the stakeholder dialogue of pest management; future searching for new opportunities involving the pesticide industry and sustainable agriculture; solving for pattern.

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Biography

William Vorley is director of the Environment and Agriculture Programme at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, and visiting scientist at the Leopold Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. Dennis Keeney is director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He was formerly chair of the Land Resources Graduate programme in the Institute for Environmental Studies and chair of the Soil Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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