Pest Management Notes. Pests. Any organism that interferes in some way with human welfare or activities. Chapter Overview Questions. What are the environmental effects of producing food? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using genetic engineering to produce food?
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Any organism that interferes in some way with human welfare or activities
DDT and many other chlorinated hydrocarbons.
soaps, oils, plant extracts, baking soda, and dish liquid.
The Perfect Pesticide
. . . it is possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for life? They should not be called insecticides, but biocides.”
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Reducing Exposure to Pesticides
• Grow some of your food using organic methods.
• Buy organic food.
• Wash and scrub all fresh fruits, vegetables, and wild foods you pick.
• Eat less or no meat.
• Trim the fat from meat.
Fig. 13-30, p. 299
Cause of death Systems
11 million (75)
Poverty/malnutrition/ disease cycle
5 million (34)
3.2 million (22)
Pneumonia and flu
3 million (21)
3 million (21)
2 million (14)
1.9 million (13)
1.7 million (12)
1.2 million (8)
Work-related injury & disease
1.1 million (8)
1 million (7)
Fig. 18-13, p. 435
Shortens average life span in the U.S. by
Medical X rays
Lifetime near nuclear plant
Fig. 18-14, p. 436