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The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management

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ISBN13: 9780754674313
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Although concerns over the ecological impacts of pesticides gave rise to the environmental movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, since that time, pesticide use and its effects have been largely ignored by the law and by legal scholars. This book addresses this omission by providing a unique and serious treatment of the significance of pesticide issues in environmental law and takes an ecological perspective on the legal issues. Dealing with a wide range of questions relating to pests and pesticides, the book focuses primarily on agricultural pesticide use as the largest contaminator in the US. It also examines the legacy of past pesticide use and analyzes how recent developments in ecological science can inform the law and increase our understanding of ecology.

Interdisciplinary in its approach, the book will be of interest to academics, lawyers, scientists and environmental and agricultural professionals.

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Other Jurisdictions , Agricultural Law, USA

Part I Ecological Science and Policy as Applied to Pests and Pesticides: Ecological science
Ecologically-related management tools
The ecology of pests

Part II Agriculture and Pesticides: The agricultural revolution and farm policy
The history of the control of pests

Part III The Ecology Impacts of Pesticides: The ecological impacts of pesticide use
The legacy of past pesticide use: one example

Part IV The Legal response to Pesticides: The evolution of domestic law: FIFRA
Other domestic laws that address the ecological impacts of pesticides
The special case of genetically modified crops
The failure of US law to address the ecological considerations of pesticide use
The conflict between pesticide law and wildlife protection law
International perspectives on pesticide law and ecology
Ecologically-based pest management
Legal and policy proposals to achieve ecologically-based pest management