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Agricultural science and food policy for consumers and workers: recipes for public health successes or disasters?

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Type
Published Article
Journal
New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
317–324
Identifiers
PMID: 17208681
Source
Medline

Abstract

In the world of high speed globalization, the search for global food and water security has failed despite being driven by aggressive agribusiness and aided all too often by so-called Green Revolution research scientists and technologists. In the process, agricultural workers, rural communities, and food production workers face significant occupational and environmental hazards. Countervailing forces to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and agribusiness food strategies are needed. Critical to these forces will be Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working toward non-toxic, nondestructive, community-based agriculture informed by integrated humanistic, scientifically cautious, worker-sensitive, and ecologically located principles.

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