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Cultivating Crisis: The Human Cost of Pesticides in Latin America

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Since World War II, the Green Revolution has boosted agricultural production in Latin America and other parts of the Third World, with money, technical assistance, and other forms of aid from United States development agencies. But the Green Revolution came at a high price--massive pesticide dependence that has caused serious socioeconomic and public health problems and widespread environmental damage.In this study, Douglas Murray draws on ten years of field research to tell the stories of international development strategies, pesticide problems, and agrarian change in Latin America. Interwoven with his considerations of economic and geopolitical dimensions are the human consequences for individual farmers and rural communities.This highly interdisciplinary study, integrating the perspectives of sociology, ecology, economics, political science, and public health, adds an important voice to the debate on opportunities for and obstacles to more lasting and sustainable development in the Third World. It will be of interest to a wide audience in the social and environmental sciences.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292751699
Author:
Murray, Douglas L.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agricultural pests
Subject:
Pesticides
Subject:
Cotton
Subject:
Produce trade
Subject:
United States Economic policy.
Subject:
Pesticides -- Economic aspects -- Latin America.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Produce trade -- Latin America.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
86-18
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
9.04x6.03x.53 in. .70 lbs.

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