The Pesticide Detox
Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture
By (author) Jules N. Pretty
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Pesticide Detox by Jules N. Pretty
Book DescriptionSince the 1960s, the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and chronic health effects. Whereas once the risks involved with pesticide use were judged to be outweighed by the potential benefits, increasingly the external costs of pesticides, to environments and human health, are being seen as unacceptable. In response to this trend, recent years have seen millions of farmers in communities around the world reduce their use of harmful pesticides and develop cheaper and safer alternatives. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844071418
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jules N. Pretty
Ecocultures, Paperback (December 2014)
"This book demonstrates how communities in both developed and developing countries are already taking action to maintain or build resilient and sustainable lifestyles. These communities, here designated as 'Ecocultures', are exemplars of the art and science of sustainable living"--
Edge of Extinction, Hardback (October 2014)
Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature.
Sustainable Intensification, Hardback (February 2011)» View all books by Jules N. Pretty
Presents the lessons learned from 40 sustainable agricultural intensification programmes in 20 countries across Africa, commissioned as part of the UK Government's Foresight project. The authors examine how to develop productive and sustainable agricultural systems and how to scale up these systems to reach more people in the future.
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Author Biography - Jules N. Pretty
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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