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Pesticides and global health : understanding agrochemical dependence and investing in sustainable solutions / Courtney Marie Dowdall and Ryan J. Klotz.

Author/Creator:
Dowdall, Courtney.
Publication:
Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
148 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series:
Anthropology and global public health : critical approaches and constructive solutions
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Subjects:
World health.
Agricultural chemicals -- Environmental aspects.
Medical subjects:
Public Health.
Summary:
"This concise, accessible introduction to understanding agricultural chemicals and public health combines a broad synthesis on a global scale with rich ethnographic narratives on a human scale. Drawing on epidemiology, policy analysis, and social science research on the global commodity chain, the authors describe the system of global agrochemical dependence that constitutes a major threat to human health. Then they draw readers into the lush mountainsides of highland Guatemala, telling personal stories of farmers, their experiences with public health programs, their struggles against agrochemical dependence, and their innovations in sustainable agriculture. Finally, they show how this kind of qualitative, multi-level analysis holds practical lessons for public health. This engaging, brief text is an ideal supplement for courses in global health, introducing students to key concepts with broad coverage and engrossing ethnographic detail"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Global agricultural markets and standardization
Public health and vulnerable populations
A community torn : Struggling to rectify agrochemical hazards and the immediate needs treadmill
Change comes to the valley : Confronting agrochemical use with local organic food systems
Conclusion : Program recommendations and the application of ethnographic research in public health initiatives.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Klotz, Ryan J.
ISBN:
9781611323054 (paperback)
9781611323047 (hardback)
1611323045 (hardback)
1611323053 (paperback)
9781611327021 (consumer ebook)
OCLC:
852222342
Publisher Number:
99968454105