Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Foodstuffs from Asian and Oceanic Countries

The need to increase world food production for the rapidly growing population is well recognized

Kurunthachalam Kannan; Shinsuke Tanabe; John P. Giesy; Ryo Tatsukawa

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • The need to increase world food production for the rapidly growing population is well recognized
  • One of the strategies to increase crop productivity is effective pest management because more than 30% of annual food production is lost to pest infestation
  • The application of a wide variety of pesticides on crop plants is necessary in the tropics to combat pests and diseases
  • There is a wide variety of pesticides, only a few fully satisfy the basic requirements of low cost, effectiveness, and safety
  • Wan H, Higginson FR, Harris CR, McDougall KW Organochlorine insecticide residues in soils used for vegetable and tropical fruit production in the Cuden-DuranĀ­bah area of New South Wales

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