How the Government Got in Your Backyard Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth about Environmental Policies

ISBN-10: 1604690011

ISBN-13: 9781604690019

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jeff Gillman is an associate professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, where he researches plant production and teaches courses on nursery management and pesticide use. He earned his doctorate in horticulture and a master's degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Science, Political Science, and the Science of Politics
Organic Food: Safer, Friendlier, Better?
Pesticides: How Dangerous Is Dangerous?
Fertilizers: Good for the Crops, Bad for the Water?
Alternative Energy: Is Ethanol Overrated?
Genetic Engineering: A Time Bomb Waiting to Explode?
Plant Patents: Protecting Plants or Profiteering?
Invasive Plants: Kill the Aliens?
Legal and Illegal Plants: Why Are the Bad Guys Bad?
Local Restrictions: Is Your Backyard Really Yours?
Global Warming: Natural or Man-made?
Conclusions: Balancing Nature and Politics
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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