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Pesticides: Myths and Facts

Author Name: Eugene Sebastian J. Nidiry | Format: Paperback | Genre : Technology & Engineering | Other Details

‘PESTICIDES’. This word itself evokes aversion, scare and contempt thanks to the chemophobia widespread in the media. But they constitute the only group of artificially developed chemicals which have contributed simultaneously towards improvement of public health and food production. On the one hand pesticides control vector borne diseases and save millions and millions of human lives. On the other hand they contribute to food production by preventing the crop plants from the attack of pests and diseases and save millions of people from starvation. In this book historical, scientific and statistical data are provided to dispel the common myths about pesticides and to highlight the significant contributions pesticides have made towards public health, food security and forest conservation.

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Eugene Sebastian J. Nidiry

Dr. Eugene Sebastian J. Nidiry was born in Kerala in 1953. After graduation from University of Kerala and post-graduation from University of Calicut, he joined Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1978 and was with this organization until retirement in 2015. He took his doctorate from the Division of Agricultural Chemicals in Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 1987. He is the author of several research papers in reputed national and international journals dealing with the chemistry of biologically active natural and synthetic compounds.