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Pesticides, a love story : America's enduring embrace of dangerous chemicals

Author: Michelle Mart
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2015]
Series: Culture America.
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"A provocative cultural history of pesticides and their controversial use and depiction in the United States. Mart contends that--despite the sharp concerns raised by environmentalists and others since the appearance of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring--Americans have not only never resolved the inherent tension between costs and benefits presented by these chemicals, but have actually grown ever more attached to them
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Mart, Michelle.
Pesticides.
University Press of Kansas, 2015
(DLC) 2015020380
(OCoLC)912140481
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Mart
ISBN: 0700621571 9780700621576
OCLC Number: 927159823
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages).
Contents: Falling in Love : The Golden Age of Synthetic Pesticides --
Trouble in Paradise : The USDA and the Rise of Critical Voices --
Breakup? : The Cultural Impact of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring --
Foreign Affairs : How Pesticides Could Help Americans Feed the World and Win a War --
The Twenty-Year Itch : Activists, Experts, and the Regulatory Era --
Love Is Blind : Chemical Disasters at Home and Abroad --
Recommitment : Endocrine Disruptors, GMOs, and Organic Food.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Michelle Mart.

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Easy to use, effective, and safe: who couldn't love synthetic pesticides? Apparently most Americans still do. Why - in the face of dire warnings, rising expense, and declining effectiveness - do we  Read more...

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