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An apple a day? : the pesticide dilemma

Author: Thomas R DunlapJohn N ThorneAllen AbramsonCharles BenbrookWilliam W LowranceAll authors
Publisher: ©1996.
Series: Choices and challenges.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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In tape 1, following an introductory segment outlining the nature of the pesticide dilemma, environmental historian Thomas Dunlap describes the history of pesticide use in the United States. In tape 2, John Thorne, Allan Abramson, and Charles Benbrook present contrasting viewpoints on the safety and effectiveness of pesticide use from the perspectives of industry, of the EPA, and of advocates for alternative  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Dunlap; John N Thorne; Allen Abramson; Charles Benbrook; William W Lowrance; Linda B Plaut; Doris Teichler-Zallen; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
OCLC Number: 37385720
Notes: These tapes consist of excerpts from the archival videotapes of the Choices and challenges forum series. They were prepared by Linda Plaut and Doris Zallen with the support of a grant from the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT)--at Virginia Tech.
"The Choices and challenges forum series was developed at Virginia Tech to explore the ethical and social dimensions of science and technology."
Performer(s): Presenters, Thomas R. Dunlap, John N. Thorne, Allen Abramson, Charles M. Benbrook, William W. Lowrance.
Event notes: Program was presented on November 29, 1989.
Description: 2 videocassettes (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 brochure.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Choices and challenges.
Other Titles: Pesticide dilemma
Responsibility: Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Tech.

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In tape 1, following an introductory segment outlining the nature of the pesticide dilemma, environmental historian Thomas Dunlap describes the history of pesticide use in the United States. In tape 2, John Thorne, Allan Abramson, and Charles Benbrook present contrasting viewpoints on the safety and effectiveness of pesticide use from the perspectives of industry, of the EPA, and of advocates for alternative strategies. Safety analyst William Lowrance adds his perspective.

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