How the government got in your backyard : superweeds, frankenfoods, lawn wars, and the (nonpartisan) truth about environmental policies

Gillman, Jeff, 1969-

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  • Creator Jeff Gillman, Eric Heberlig
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 256 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9781604690019, 1604690011
  • OCLC ocn535495599

Summary

  • Explores the American government's response to various environmental problems, including global warming, the energy crisis, the use of pesticides, and genetically modified foods.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-244) and index.

Contents

  • 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? -- Balancing nature and politics
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