The Pesticide Detox: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture

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Overview

The Pesticide Detox explores the potential for the phasing-out of hazardous pesticides and the phasing-in of cost effective alternatives already available on the market. This book makes clear that it is time to start the pesticide detox and to move towards a more sustainable agriculture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844071418
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jules Pretty is Director of the Centre for Environment and Society at the University of Essex and author of Agri-Culture (2002) and The Living Land (1999).

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Table of Contents

1 Pesticide use and the environment 1
2 The health impacts of pesticides : what do we now know? 23
3 Paying the price : the full cost of pesticides 39
4 Corporations and pesticides 55
5 Overview of agrobiologicals and alternatives to synthetic pesticides 70
6 Farmer decision-making for ecological pest management 83
7 The human and social dimensions of pest management for agricultural sustainability 97
8 Ecological basis for low-toxicity integrated pest management (IPM) in rice and vegetables 116
9 Towards zero-pesticide use in tropical agroecosystems 135
10 From pesticides to people : improving ecosystem health in the Northern Andes 147
11 Breaking the barriers to IPM in Africa : evidence from Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal 165
12 Towards safe cocoa pest management in West Africa 181
13 Agroecological approaches to pest management in the US 193
14 Towards safe pest management in industrialized agricultural systems 212
15 Policies and trends 226
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