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Organisms for the Control of Pathogens in Protected Crops. Cultural Practices for Sustanaible Agriculture

Fecha de publicación:
6 de junio de 2010



This work was born as the result of a demand existing in most developed societies that food healthiness is guaranteed as well as conservation of the earth?s environments and atmosphere. A lot of written opinions have been given in response to these needs. Toxicity of pesticides and their residues, and the appearance of parasite resistance have sparked specific and informative coverage throughout the media and inluenced on public opinion, and it is easy to understand why. Since the publication of ?Silent Spring? by Rachel Karson, a large number of scientiic studies have proved the empiric observations and intuitions of this American author; including: ?Our stolen future? , where, from biphenyls to DDT, aspects have been shown that were never suspected a few years ago: their role as a hormone disruptor being amongst other aspects of its toxicology. This work the reader has in their hands has been written in a short period of time, due to the fact that the European Union is now working towards the reduction of phytosanitaries. This reduction reects a recent model, on a worldwide level, working on the process of methyl bromide removal, with the aim of its removal from agricultural use by 2015. This model has an important environmental foundation, in respect to the depletion of the ozone layer of the earth stratosphere and the consequential damages for human health and the environment. Some of the chapters in this book exist because of the ?global project? to remove the fumigant gas, and some authors are active players in that process.