ERIC Number: ED328420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
America's Growing Dilemma: Pesticides in Food and Water.
Strauss, Valerie; Sullivan, Monica, Ed.
Public concern about the safety of continued reliance on pesticides in agricultural production is widespread and growing. The lack of understanding of how food is grown, the role of pesticides in food production, the risk assessment and regulatory processes and alternatives to pesticide use limits citizen participation in food safety debates and agricultural policy decision making. Topics include: (1) "The Growing Reliance on Pesticides"; (2) "Pesticides and Human Health"; (3) "Sources of Contamination"; (4) "Regulation of Pesticides"; (5) "Alternatives to Pesticides"; and (6) "Citizen Education in Your Community." Appended are a list of resource publications and organizations. (KR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Health Education, Pesticides, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Wastes, Water Pollution, Water Resources
League of Women Voters Education Fund, 1730 "M" Street, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.95 nonmembers, $3.95 members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC.