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Leading International Journal Reviews Paraquat Safety

The latest issue of Outlooks on Pest Management includes the following articles that will be of interest to all who know and care about crop protection, and human and environmental safety.

1. “Paraquat: boon or bane?” – The Editor, Len Copping introduces two controversial articles, one for and one against the continued use of paraquat.
http://www.researchinformation.co.uk/pest/prlinks/09-Paraquat intro.pdf

2. “Paraquat in perspective” – Richard Brown, Michael Clapp, Jeremy Dyson, David Scott, Ian Wheals and Martin Wilks of agribusiness giant Syngenta explain the benefits associated with paraquat use and how potential risks can be avoided.

3. “Why paraquat should be banned” – Barbara Dinham of pressure group PAN UK, on behalf of the Pesticide Action Network explains why the risks associated with the continued use of paraquat are too high and cannot be justified.

4. “Regional co-operation in the control of olive fly in Palestine, Israel and Jordan” – Fathi Abd el Hadi, Reuven Birger, Mustafa Natour, and Tully Friedgut describe a successful joint project being undertaken in a region not renowned for co-operation.

5. “Do GM crops harm beneficial arthropods through their feeding?” by Sharon Downes, CSIRO Entomology reviews data on the lack of effects of feeding insects reared on GM-crops to a variety of arthropod predators.

For more information on any of the above, please contact the Editor, Len Copping. Email: lcopping@globalnet.co.uk. Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1799 521369.

To receive a copy of the December 2004 issue, please contact Kumar Patel at kumarpatel@researchinformation.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8328 2470.

Outlooks on Pest Management is the leading international review journal of current developments in all aspects of crop protection and animal and public health worldwide.

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