Wednesday, March 21, 2018

G988 The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Title of the book: The Myths of Safe Pesticides

Author: Andre Leu

Publisher: Acres USA

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-1-60173-084-8

Summary:

The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present the peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem. Leu translates technical jargon into layman's terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use: independent scientific analysis shows that pesticides are not at all as safe as industry leaders and regulatory agencies claim. The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture, and thereby the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides, but Leu warns that human health is at great risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.

Author Info:
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Meet the Author:

André Leu is a longtime organic farmer in Australia and a director of Regeneration International. He served as president of IFOAM Organics International from 2011 to 2017. He speaks widely and regularly testifies to governments and NGOs worldwide on pesticide safety and policy. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Myths of Safe Pesticides.

Connect with the publisher: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Author's Twitter

Personal Opinion:

The information contained in the book is important yet alarming and is backed up by evident articles that Andre Leu introduced to his readers. (I do think that everyone should read it,) but I feel that the delivery and execution of the information isn't for an average lay reader because its filled with math and science, and unfortunately math and science are more of my weaknesses than strengths, and while information is alarming and highly important, I don't feel it addresses the needs for those who cannot afford organic food here or elsewhere.

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BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

March 12 - XoXo Book Blog - book spotlight / giveaway
March 13 - #redhead.with.book - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 14 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 15 - This and That Book Blog - book spotlight / guest post
March 16 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Poisoning Our Children
March 19 - #redhead.with.book - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
March 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / gw
March 21 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 22 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Poisoning
our Children / giveaway
March 23 - Paulette's Papers - spotlight both books / guest post / giveaway
March 26 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 28 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 29 - Fantastic Feathers - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 2 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Poisoning Our Children
April 3 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - book spotlight / guest post
April 5 - Julie's Bookshelf - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 5 - Sahar's Blog - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
April 6 - Bookworm for Kids - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 9 - Bookworm for Kids - review of Poisoning Our Children / interview / giveaway
April 10 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 11 - One Frugal Girl - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 12 - Sahar's Blog - review of Poisoning Our Children
April 13 - One Frugal Girl - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 13 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Poisoning Our Children / guest post
3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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