Balancing the Benefits and Risks of the Application of Science to Agriculture and Food Production
Much as been stated in this volume concerning science and technology in relation to food production and the “strategy of science”—the essentiality of relating science to needs recognized at the grass-roots level. These societal considerations cannot be measured by production figures alone; they must be recognized in any strategy of applied science. They are benefit:cost and benefit: risk as conceived by the consumer, the producer, and the politician, not necessarily as conceived by the scientist.
KeywordsOrganochlorine Pesticide Acceptable Risk Cotton Yield Endemic Goiter Human Milk Sample
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