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Bugs in the System
Redesigning the Pesticide Industry for Sustainable Agriculture

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ISBN 9781853834295
Published March 1, 1998 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This important, interdisciplinary contribution to the 'greening' business debate looks at one of the most environmentally controversial industries - the chemical pesticide industry. If that sector can be put on to an environmentally sustainable footing, then the same may be possible for virtually all of industry. As business and environmental trends turn the pesticide industry's focus to biotechnology and seed engineering, this book examines the extent to which the industry is prepared to exploit new business opportunities in a more regenerative agriculture and draws attention to the industry's economic, environmental and social responsibilities.

Table of Contents

The Greening of Industry Versus Greenwash: Introducing a Case Study * Pesticides in World Agriculture * Causes, Consequences and Alternative Courses * The True Price of Pesticides * Incorporating External Impacts in Pest Management Choices * Sustainable Business and the Pesticide Business: a Comparison * Unravelling the Stakeholder Dialogue of Pest Management * Future Searching for New Opportunities Involving the Pesticide Industry and Sustainable Agriculture * Solving for Pattern * Contact Addresses * Index

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William Vorley is director of the Environment and Agriculture Programme at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, and visiting scientist at the Leopold Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. Dennis Keeney is director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He was formerly chair of the Land Resources Graduate programme in the Institute for Environmental Studies and chair of the Soil Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.