Environmental Pharmacology: how safe is our chemical jungle?

Christopher Connolly (Lead / Corresponding author)

    Research output: Other contribution

    Abstract

    The human population has grown from 1 billion in the 1800’s to 7 billion in 2012 and estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050. Feeding this burgeoning population, as cheaply as
    possible, has driven the global industrialisation of agriculture. Now large monocultures replace a diverse natural habitat. In so doing, the natural ecosystem balance has been
    damaged and the defence of our food supplies has opted for the easy solution - chemical warfare against pest species.
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeBlog
    PublisherBiochemical Society
    Number of pages1
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2017

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    Keywords

    • Neonicotinoids
    • pesticides
    • Pharmacology
    • Environmental Pharmacology
    • Bees

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