Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems

Front Cover
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2002 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
1 Review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
Neem is a fascinating tree. On the one hand, it seems to be one of the most promising of all plants and may eventually benefit every person on the planet. Probably no other yields as many strange and varied products or has as many exploitable by-products. Indeed, as foreseen by some scientists, this plant may usher in a new era in pest control, provide millions with inexpensive medicines, cut down the rate of human population growth, and perhaps even reduce erosion, deforestation, and the excessive temperature of an overheated globe.On the other hand, that all remains only a vague promise. Although the enthusiasm may be justified, it is largely founded on empirical or anecdotal evidence. Our purpose here is to marshal the various facts about this little-known species, to help illuminate its future promise, and to speed realization of its potential.This report has been produced by the National Research Council particularly for nonspecialists such as government ministers, research directors, university students, private voluntary organizations, and entrepreneurs. It is intended as an economic development document, not a scientific monograph.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Excellent book. Should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in saving the planet.

Contents

The Reality 15
4
The Tree
23
Whats in a Neem
31
Effects on Insects
39
Effects on Other Organisms
51
Medicinals
60
Industrial Products
71
Reforestation
78
References and Selected Readings
107
Research Contacts
114
E Biographical Sketches of Panel Members
124
CONTENTS
A Corner of the New World 14
Lines Written From a Restaurant on the Corner 29
Two Travelers Passing in Rome 44
First Lines of Orpheus 58

Next Steps
88
APPENDIXES
100

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information