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ERIC Number: ED038204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-17
Pages: 20
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[The Environment: Agriculture and Health Perspectives.]
Johnson, Charles C.; Byerly, T. C.
On January 1, 1970, President Nixon signed into law a bill establishing a national policy to maintain conditions of the environment under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony. In keeping with this, the 1970 National Agricultural Outlook Conference was held, at which the 2 speeches presented in this document were delivered. The first speech, "Environment: The Health Perspective," discusses averting an environmental catastrophe. The second speech, "The Environment and Agriculture," undertakes to answer the following questions about environment: (1) What is it? (2) What are the major factors and interactions determining quality of environment? (3) What is its present condition? (4) What is agriculture's contribution, actual and potential, beneficial and detrimental, to quality of environment? (5) What is being done to improve quality of environment? (6) What kind of environment do we want? It is concluded that efficiency of agriculture is a major determinant in quality of rural, urban, local, and global environments. Agricultural pollution can be resolved by development and application of systems which are technologically effective and socially and economically acceptable. (AN)
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Identifiers: National Environmental Policy Act
Note: Talks given at 1970 National Agricultural Outlook Conference, Washington, D.C., February 17, 1970