Pesticides

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Abandoning the Public Interest
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
Bhopal: The Inside Story: Carbide Workers Speak Out on the World's Worst Industrial Disaster
Chouhan, T.R. et al
Book
1994
An account of the disaster in Bhopal, India.
Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
Lundgren, Jonathan; Fausti, Scott
Article
2015
Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more fr...
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Connexions Other Voices - June 26, 2017: Public Safety
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
Global Thoughts, Local Actions
McConkey, David
Book
1984
A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
GMOs, Glyphosate & Tomorrow
ACRES U.S.A.
Article
2011
Any time you have a single gene in so many different crops, especially a gene that impacts the normal resistance and defense mechanism in the plant, and you spread that same vulnerability across so ma...
Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chain
Valo, Martine
Article
2013
Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea.
Health Hazard: New Internationalist January/February 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look into the history of public health and the challenges it is facing.
How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation
Allen, Robert
Book
1980
"How To Save The World" discusses, "Why the world needs saving now and how it can be done". Allen breaks his work down into seven chapters, devoting each to an important aspect of the global predicame...
How You Can Help Make A Difference
Article
1989
Your actions can make a difference. There are a host of things you can do in and around your home to reduce pressures on the environment.
It's not just the bees! 'Neonic' pesticides linked to bird declines: The higher the imidacloprid concentration the more severely the bird populations dropped.
Thompson, Helen
Article
2014
A study published today in Nature shows a strong correlation between concentrations of a popular neonicotinoid pesticide in water, and bird declines. Regulators are under pressure to tighten up, but t...
Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
Fulton, Deirdre
Article
2015
Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
Monsanto monarch massacre: 970 million butterflies killed since 1990
Article
2015
A shocking statistic released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday summed up the plight of the monarch butterfly: Since 1990, about 970 million of the butterflies – 90 percent of the total po...
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...
Pesticide safety research shouldn't be left to the pesticide companies: If the research is to command public confidence, independent controls need to be maintained at every step.
Connolly, Christopher N
Article
2014
Pesticide companies are responsible for assessing the safety of their products - and this situation cannot continue. The research should be carried out independently, subjected to peer review, and pub...
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 ...
Pesticides Pick your poison The pesticide scandal: New Internationalist May 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Exposing the dangers of pesticide usage, in both third and first world communities. Why this "cycle of poison" will keep escalating as crops develop resistance. Discussion of viable alternatives, incl...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Resisting Agent Orange: Against The Current vol. 149
Uhl, Michael
Article
2010
Following an early April round of visits in private residences and care facilities with children suffering from a range of debilitating birth anomalies, classified by the Vietnamese government as “vic...
Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup
Vallianatos, Evaggelos
Unclassified
2015
The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
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...
What Bhopal Started: From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP
Sainath, P.
Article
2010
Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to ...
What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism: A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment
Magdoff, Fred; Foster, John Bellamy
Book
2011
A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solel...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Friends of the Earth
A national voice for the environment, working with others to inspire the renewal of our communities and the earth, through research, education and advocacy.
Greenpeace Canada
Active in a wide variety of environmental campaigns, Greenpeace is effective at educating the public through creative, non-violent direct actions, researching alternatives to destructive practices and...
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.
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Since 1988, Toronto Environmental Alliance has campaigned locally to find solutions to Toronto's urban environmental problems. A not-for-profit organization, we advocate on behalf of all Torontonians ...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

Sources Library

DDT
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Glyphosate's Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases
Samsel, Anthony; Seneff, Stephanie
2013
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide. The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise. Residues are found in th...
Many European Pesticide Approvals Are 'unlawful' Says EU Ombudsman
Latham, Jonathan
2016
Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, follow...
Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
2015
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.

From the Connexions Archives

Canadian Environmental Law Association
Website
Information on legal and policy aspects of environmental issues.
Cape Breton Landowners Against the (Budworm) Spray
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
This group opposes the Spruce Budworm Spray Program in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.