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By Jon Entine

The fairway Revolution of Nineteen Sixties brought herbicides, insecticides, and complicated agricultural applied sciences to 3rd global countries-rescuing countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of individuals from malnutrition and hunger and remodeling low-yield, labor-intensive farming into the high-tech, immensely effective it really is this day. regardless of those beautiful earnings, critics of chemical farming stay vocal. lately, the ecu Union handed a ban on twenty-two chemicals-about 15 percentage of the ecu insecticides market-to start in 2011. In Crop Chemophobia, Jon Entine and his coauthors study the "precautionary precept" that underlies the EU's selection and discover the ban's strength consequences-including environmental degradation, lowered nutrition protection, impaired disease-control efforts, and a hungrier international.

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Because these political advisers often have limited professional experience and usually have little or no expert scientific advice available to them, EUROPEAN PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES IN THE CROSSHAIRS 25 many of their decisions can be influenced by the simple and populist messages of NGOs. In addition, the NGOs are often well represented in the European Parliament because many parliament staffers have previously worked for NGOs. This was especially the case in the discussions on the pesticide legislation, where the key adviser to the lead member of the European Parliament had worked for various NGOs and could not be portrayed as representing a balanced view of the whole parliament.

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