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'This stimulating analysis demonstrates how some of the problems associated with the use of pesticides, notably contamination of food, have been successfully regulated at the global level, while campaigns by non-governmental organizations on other problems have yet to make an impact. Both environmental activists and students of international relations will be fascinated by the conclusions that discuss under what conditions international regimes can be established' Peter Willetts, Professor of Global Politics, City University, London.
1. Introduction A Brief History of Pest Control What's Your Poison? 2. Reaping the Rewards: The Use of Pesticides for Increasing Crop Yields 3. Fighting Plague and Pestilence: The Role of Pesticides in Controlling Pest Transmitted Diseases 4. The Killing Fields: The Issue of Human Poisoning by Pesticides 5. When a Weapon Misses the Target: The Issue of Environmental Pollution by Pesticides 6. The Secret Ingredient: The Issue of Food Contamination by Pesticides 7. Peddling Poisons: The International Trade in Pesticides 8. Steering a Middle Course: Avoiding the Overuse of Pesticides 9. From Value Systems to Regulatory Systems: Reflections on the Seven Issues of Pesticide Politics