- Publisher: Earthscan
- First published: 2005
- ISBN: 978-1-88407-142-5
Since 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.
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.
- Pesticide Use and the Environment
Jules Pretty and Rachel Hine
- The Health Impacts of Pesticides: What do we Know?
- Paying the Price: The Full Cost of Pesticides
Jules Pretty and Hermann Waibel
- Corporations and Pesticides
- Agrobiologicals and Alternatives
- Farmer Decision Making and Ecological Pest Management
Catrin Meir and Stephanie Williamson
- The Human and Social Dimensions of Pest Management for Agricultural Sustainability
- Ecological Basis for Low-Toxicity Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Rice and Vegetables
Kevin Gallagher, Peter Ooi, Tom Mew, Emer Borromeo, Peter Kenmore and Jan-Willem Ketelaar
- Towards Zero-Pesticide Use in Tropical Agroecosytems
Hans Herren, Fritz Schulthess and Markus Knapp
- Transforming Potato Systems in the Andes
Steve Sherwood, Donald Cole, Charles Crissman and Myriam Paredes
- Breaking the Barriers to IPM in Africa: Evidence from Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal
- Towards Safe Cocoa Pest Management in West Africa
Janny Vos and Sam Page
- Agroecological Interventions in the USA
Carol Shennan, Tara Pisani Gareau and J Robert Sirrine
- The Transition to Safe Pest Management in Industrialised Agricultural Systems
Stephanie Williamson, David Buffin
- Policies and Trends
Harry van der Wulp and Jules Pretty