publication . Preprint . 2000

Ignoring The Labels: An Analysis of Pesticide Use in China

Jikun Huang; Fangbin Qiao; Linxiu Zhang; Scott Rozelle;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2000
China, like many developing countries, has seen a dramatic increase in the use of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals over the last twenty years. In order to get a clearer understanding of the consequences of pesticide use, a team of researchers from the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy recently undertook an in-depth analysis of the way the chemicals are used in rice production. They found that pesticides were being grossly over-used and that this was having a marked negative impact on farmers' health and their economic well being. The research concluded that changes in agricultural training and alternative methods of pest management are needed to ...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Pesticide, China
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