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Modern insecticides and world food production

Francis A. Gunther

Modern insecticides and world food production

by Francis A. Gunther

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Published by Chapman and Hall .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] F. A. Gunther and L. R. Jeppson.
ContributionsJeppson, Lee Ralph.
The Physical Object
Pagination284p.
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13687765M

The peculiarities, main advantages, and disadvantages of some modern insecticides are described. The names of the discoverers of some of the most popular insecticide preparations on the world. Traditional production had been household based, as hogs were, but after a food-safety scandal involving fatally contaminated infant formula, China pushed the industry to modernize.

The field of industrial microbiology involves a thorough knowledge of the microbial physiology behind the processes in the large-scale, profit-oriented production of microbe-related goods which are the subject of the field. In recent times a paradigm shift has occurred, and a molecular understanding. Food preservation prevents the growth of microorganisms (such as yeasts), or other microorganisms (although some methods work by introducing benign bacteria or fungi to the food), as well as slowing the oxidation of fats that cause preservation may also include processes that inhibit visual deterioration, such as the enzymatic browning reaction in apples after they are cut.

  To feed the world, we have to g years’ worth of food in the next 30 years, which means farmers worldwide must increase food production by 60 to 70 percent. This book is about the small percentage of those “farmers of consequence” being called upon to grow the vast majority of the world’s staple food supply. Our industrial agricultural system relies heavily on pesticides, which control weeds, kill insects and stave off fungi. More than billion pounds of pesticides are applied annually to crops in the US 1, mostly in combination with seeds that are genetically engineered to withstand escalating use of pesticides in recent decades has become a public health hazard, an environmental.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gunther, Francis A. Modern insecticides and world food production. New York, Wiley, (OCoLC) Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gunther, Francis A. Modern insecticides and world food production. London, Chapman & Hall [] (OCoLC)   The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific.

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Book: Modern Insecticides and World Food Production. pp pp. Abstract: This is a book about insecticides insecticides Subject Category: Miscellaneous see more details and acaricides acaricides Subject Category: Chemicals chemicals Subject Category: Chemicals and Chemical GroupsCited by: 7.

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It was World War II that opened the Modern Era of Chemical control with the introduction of a new concept of insect control --synthetic organic insecticides, the first of which was DDT.

Organochlorines. The organochlorines are insecticides that contain carbon (thus organo-), hydrogen, and chlorine. Insecticide, any toxic substance that is used to kill insects. Such substances are used primarily to control pests that infest cultivated plants or to eliminate disease-carrying insects in specific areas.

Learn more about the types, modes of penetration, uses, and environmental impacts of insecticides. insecticides in large quantities has been expl oited, e.g. in the production of nicotine, anabasine and phytoecdysterone by a number of plant species (vide Chapter 16 for detail).Author: Amita Pal.

This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate.

The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protection and food supply increasing, and the associated risks of food contamination. The second book section is dedicated to the effects of pesticides Cited by: Increasing population coupled with rising demand for food is likely to propel insecticides market over the forecast period.

Furthermore, demand for insecticides in developed regions including North America and Europe is likely to decrease on account of increasing production of genetically modified (GM) crops. Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes The Guardian by Damian Carrington Systemic Insecticides Photograph: /Guim The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific.

Ann-Marie Oppold, Ruth Müller, in Advances in Insect Physiology, 1 Insecticides. The modern industrial agriculture and vector control programmes for public health purposes have a great need for chemical insecticides to control manifold insect pests and disease carriers (Davis, ).Insecticides are intensively used to combat insect pests, such as fruit and corn borers (e.g.

tomato. abundance of food supplied by agriculture is one factor that has led to the exponential growth of the human population agriculture has also initiated a level of environmental degradation never before experienced on Earth - food production makes a positive feedback loop (more food, more people to feed) 20th century advances changed agriculture.

An estimated 25 percent of the world’s food calories and up to 50 percent of total food weight are lost or wasted before they can be consumed. In rich countries most of that waste occurs in.

The word "pesticide" is a broad term that refers to any device, method, or chemical that kills plants or animals that compete for humanity's food supply or are otherwise undesirable.

Pesticides include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, nematocides (used to kill nematodes, elongated cylindrical worms), and rodenticides. Insecticides are chemicals that destroy or inhibit specific developmental stages of insects. They play a vital role in an Integrated Pest Management plan.

Numerous pesticides are registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for use in Western insecticide cannot legally be used for any purpose other than the purpose shown on the approved label.

Insecticides - Basic and Other Applications. Edited by: Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy. ISBNPDF ISBNPublished It is our hope that this book will be of interest and use not only to scientists, but also to the food-producing industry, governments, politicians and consumers as well Cited by: 6.

Production and usage of pesticides in India. The production of pesticides started in India in with the establishment of a plant for the production of BHC near Calcutta, and India is now the second largest manufacturer of pesticides in Asia after China and ranks twelfth globally (Mathur, ).There has been a steady growth in the production of technical grade pesticides in India, from Cited by:   Roberts essentially shows why the present,agribusiness based,large farm,industrial factory approach to food production, that relies primarily on oil based fertilizers,herbicides,insecticides,fungicides,and pesticides,is not world has a major food problem RIGHT factory approach to food production is breaking down primarily because Cited by:.

Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into our food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale, providing valuable guidance on how to build the insect-based agriculture and the food and biomaterial industry.

Editor Aaron Dossey, a pioneer in the processing of insects for human.1. Author(s): Gunther,Francis A; Jeppson,L R Title(s): Modern insecticides and world food production [by] F.

A. Gunther and L. R. Jeppson. Country of Publication.Full text of "Pesticides In The Modern World: Risks And Benefits" See other formats.