Thursday, November 3, 2011

YALE Professor Lectures on Chemically Dependent Agriculture. GROW@HOME


Thank you Yale. I value the detailed explanations and the information you have made available to me. It has inspired me to pursue my desire to make a difference by sharing knowledge I have learned from you, with others. Specifically, the "ban that was not a ban" on so many far more acutely toxic chemicals than the names we are so familiar with, being used in our backyards, without our knowledge, in things we use everyday.  I have now watched your entire library on this course, and downloaded the class materials..

Yale is providing an OPEN CLASSROOM on-line for people like me that can not attend Yale's Environmental Politics and Law in person. The video's are focussed and give you more than a basic insight to many important and relevant issues facing the movement of change on behalf of all living things.

Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255)




The change from smaller, more diverse farms to larger single-crop farms in the US has led to greater reliance on pesticides for pest management. Other changes as the US food system becomes more commercialized include: increased use of additives, higher food prices, more water and energy cosumption for agriculture, and more pesticide residues entering food through processing. Pesticides have also been used to combat insect-borne diseases, like malaria. The lecture provides an overview of relevant food, agriculture, and pesticide law, and covers the changes in pesticide use as scientific knowledge of a given chemical (i.e. DDT) improves.


00:00 - Chapter 1. The Consequences of Centralized Farm Ownership
12:49 - Chapter 2. Key Problems Associated with Food Production
23:32 - Chapter 3. Dominant Statues for Pesticide Control
28:59 - Chapter 4. Malaria Control and the Marketing of DDT
38:52 - Chapter 5. DDT's Effects on the Environmental and Health

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:http://open.yale.edu/courses

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