Agricultural Chemicals

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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
Book
2014
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Lytle, Mark Hamilton
Book
2007
Explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Neonicotinoids are Poisoning Entire Farmland Ecosystems
Carrington, Damian
Article
2014
The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds. A collapse in food production ...
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Mitchell, Alanna
Article
2014
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
New Seeds, Old Pesticides: A Farmer on 2,4-D and Next Gen GMOs
Goodman, Jim
Article
2014
I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a "tank mix." Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals used together to control a variety of weeds. I have not looked into a swirling mix of c...
Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
St. Clair, Jeffrey
Article
2015
In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a ...
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
Scientists Write: EPA, Ban 'Agent Orange' Herbicide Mix and GMO Crops!
The undersigned
Article
2014
Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mi...
Seminar Resource Kit On Agricultural Chemical Alternatives
Book
1982
Earthcare is a Saskatchewan organization dedicated to developing agricultural alternatives.
Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
Goodman, Jim
Article
2014
Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing ha...

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Independent Science News
Scientific inventions and ideas shape the future. As science becomes ever more beset by commercial and ideological pressures, there is urgent need for scientific reporting and analysis from an indepen...
Prevent Cancer Now
To build and sustain a Canada-wide movement that generates both the resolve and action required to eliminate preventable causes of cancer.

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