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The Global Politics of Pesticides Forging Consensus from Conflicting Interests

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By: Peter Hough
226 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Earthscan
The Global Politics of Pesticides
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  • The Global Politics of Pesticides ISBN: 9781853835469 Paperback Dec 1998 Out of Print #85987
  • The Global Politics of Pesticides ISBN: 9781853835452 Hardback Dec 1998 Out of Print #86115
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About this book

The use of pesticides involves questions of environmental pollution, trade, development, public health, food security, biotechnology and industrial safety. This readable and comprehensive volume examines international policies in each of these areas, and explains why some aspects of pesticide use are subject to strict international guidelines whilst others are not.

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Reaping the rewards - the use of pesticides for increasing crop yields; fighting plague and pestilence - the role of pesticides in controlling pest-transmitted diseases; the killing fields - the issues of human poisoning by pesticides; when a weapon misses the target - the issue of environmental pollution by pesticides; the secret ingredient - the issues of food contamination by pesticides; peddling poisons - the international trade in pesticides; steering a middle course - avoiding the oversue of pesticides and the concept of integrated pest management; from value systems to regulatory systems - reflections on the seven issues of pesticide politics.

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Out of Print
By: Peter Hough
226 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Earthscan
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