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Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Adam Tompkins

Abstract

Throughout the twentieth century, despite compelling evidence that some pesticides posed a threat to human and environmental health, growers and the United States Department of Agriculture continued to favor agricultural chemicals over cultural and biological forms of pest control. This book reveals a history of cooperation between farmworker groups and environmental organizations. The separate movements shared a common concern about the effects of pesticides on human health. This enabled bridge-builders within the disparate organizations to foster cooperative relationships around issues of mu ... More

Keywords: agricultural chemicals, pest control, farmworker groups, environmental organizations, pesticides, human health, pesticide reform, democratic governance, nongovernmental organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780801456688
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Tompkins, author
Assistant Professor of History, Lakeland College Japan