Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs - The Silent Spring Series - Exploring Ethics

11/19/2012; 55 minutes

To mark the 50th anniversary of "Silent Spring," Rachel Carson's landmark book that helped launch the environmental movement, the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology presents
"Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs." In this talk, Stephen Welter of San Diego State University focuses on biologically based alternatives to insecticide use in American agriculture that also consider non-target environmental effects, worker safety issues, and consumer needs as well as the more traditional models of economic trade-offs.
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