Circle of Poison: Pesticides and People in a Hungry World

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Food First Books, 1981 - Health & Fitness - 99 pages
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Exposes the problems surrounding the international marketing of pesticides banned in the United States, describing growing incidences of pesticide poisoning in farm workers and through the exportation of contaminated foods
 

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Awesome book! Schapiro and Weir have an eye for investigative journalism, and clearly shed light on the stories that corporations far too often want to remain hidden. It's important that we know how pesticides impact developing nations and that we hold these corporations accountable. It's equally important that we know what happens when we eat this stuff, and what it does to our ecosystems. Read this book: your perspective will never be the same! 

Contents

Chapter One The Circle of Poison
2
Chapter Two A Victim Every Minute
10
Business as Usual
18
Chapter Four The Pesticide Boomerang
27
Chapter Six The Global Pesticide Supermarket
39
Chapter Seven Lubricating the Sales Machine
47
Chapter Eight With the Advice and Consent
56
Chapter Nine Breaking the Circle of Poison
65
Bureaucracy Glossary
73
Table One Corporations buying and selling
79
Table Five Recent North American seed company
86
Books and films for more information
97
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Weir-Cofounder of the Center for Investigative Journal

Mark Schapiro is editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. He has written extensively on foreign affairs and his work has appeared in "Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine" and other publications, and he has reported stories for Frontline, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radio's Marketplace. Schapiro lives in San Francisco, California.

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