Pesticides : issues and options for New Zealand / Angus MacIntyre, Nicholas Allison, David Penman ; with special assistance from Brian Croft, Carolyn O'Fallon

Contributor(s): Allison, Nicholas | MacIntyre, Angus A | Penman, David Ross | Croft, Brian | O'Fallon, Carolyn | New Zealand. Ministry for the Environment.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Ministry for the Environment, 1989Description: xiii, 208 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0477058507.Subject(s): PESTICIDES | ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS | ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS | AGRICULTURE | HEALTH | TOXICITY | GOVERNMENT POLICIES | NEW ZEALANDHoldings: GRETA POINT: 661.16:504.5(931) MAC
Contents:
Executive summary -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1.0 Overview -- 2.0 Issues and interactions -- 3.0 Intent and content -- Chapter 2 Recurring themes in any pesticides controversy -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Making generalisations about pesticides -- 3.0 Technical information and irresolvable uncertainty -- 4.0 Other information problems -- 5.0 Facts, values and their inevitable intermingling -- 6.0 Pesticide invisibility, visibility and public perceptions -- 7.0 Decision processes for resolving pesticide disputes -- 8.0 Summary -- Chapter 3 The why, where and who of pesticide use -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 The benefits of pesticide use -- 3.0 The statistics of pesticide use -- 4.0 Alternatives to pesticide use -- 5.0 Summary -- Chapter 4 The existing arrangements for controlling pesticides -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Legal framework and basic processes -- 3.0 The pesticide policymaking process -- 4.0 Summary -- Chapter 5 Performance and major consequences of the pesticide policy process -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 A prelude to assessing performance -- 3.0 Assessing the policy outputs/outcomes -- 4.0 Major consequences of existing arrangements -- Chapter 6 The why of government intervention -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 An overview to market failure and government intervention -- 3.0 The roles of government -- 4.0 Different forms of government intervention have different Consequences -- 5.0 Who pays and who provides are distinct questions -- 6.0 Market failure does not necessarily justify government intervention -- 7.0 Matching policy instrument and specific problems -- 8.0 Summary -- Chapter 7 The what of government intervention -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Areas where existing intervention may be excessive -- 3.0 Areas where existing government intervention is justified but presently inadequate -- 4.0 An area of ambiguous status: compensation for past bad advice -- 5.0 Summary -- Chapter 8 Funding desirable government interventions -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 The desirability of discriminating between pesticides -- 3.0 The options for funding desirable government intervention -- 4.0 Summary -- Chapter 9 Looking at the options -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 A spectrum of ways and means -- 3.0 The international context for New Zealand pesticide policy -- 4.0 Some general goals and specific functions for the future -- 5.0 The pros and cons of three options -- 6.0 New policy and institutions for pesticide regulation and pest management -- Appendices -- 1. Criteria used to assess performance of current and alternative pesticide policy -- 2. Summaries of pesticide-related legislation -- 3. Terms of reference -- 4. Summary of submissions to the Ministry for the Environment -- 5. Submissions received and persons consulted by Lincoln College -- 6. Evaluating the IPM process -- 7. "Organic" production levels and potentials in New Zealand -- 8. Reported spray drift cases -- 9. Pesticides and the New Zealand beekeeping industry -- 10. A possible hazard rating system -- 11. Off-label use and dumping requests --12. Pesticide-related environmental studies, reports and cases -- 13. Examples of residue contamination incidents -- 14. Occupational and public health: pesticide-related reports, poisonings and other cases -- 15. Abbreviations and glossary.
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Executive summary -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1.0 Overview -- 2.0 Issues and interactions -- 3.0 Intent and content -- Chapter 2 Recurring themes in any pesticides controversy -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Making generalisations about pesticides -- 3.0 Technical information and irresolvable uncertainty -- 4.0 Other information problems -- 5.0 Facts, values and their inevitable intermingling -- 6.0 Pesticide invisibility, visibility and public perceptions -- 7.0 Decision processes for resolving pesticide disputes -- 8.0 Summary -- Chapter 3 The why, where and who of pesticide use -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 The benefits of pesticide use -- 3.0 The statistics of pesticide use -- 4.0 Alternatives to pesticide use -- 5.0 Summary -- Chapter 4 The existing arrangements for controlling pesticides -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Legal framework and basic processes -- 3.0 The pesticide policymaking process -- 4.0 Summary -- Chapter 5 Performance and major consequences of the pesticide policy process -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 A prelude to assessing performance -- 3.0 Assessing the policy outputs/outcomes -- 4.0 Major consequences of existing arrangements -- Chapter 6 The why of government intervention -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 An overview to market failure and government intervention -- 3.0 The roles of government -- 4.0 Different forms of government intervention have different Consequences -- 5.0 Who pays and who provides are distinct questions -- 6.0 Market failure does not necessarily justify government intervention -- 7.0 Matching policy instrument and specific problems -- 8.0 Summary -- Chapter 7 The what of government intervention -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Areas where existing intervention may be excessive -- 3.0 Areas where existing government intervention is justified but presently inadequate -- 4.0 An area of ambiguous status: compensation for past bad advice -- 5.0 Summary -- Chapter 8 Funding desirable government interventions -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 The desirability of discriminating between pesticides -- 3.0 The options for funding desirable government intervention -- 4.0 Summary -- Chapter 9 Looking at the options -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 A spectrum of ways and means -- 3.0 The international context for New Zealand pesticide policy -- 4.0 Some general goals and specific functions for the future -- 5.0 The pros and cons of three options -- 6.0 New policy and institutions for pesticide regulation and pest management -- Appendices -- 1. Criteria used to assess performance of current and alternative pesticide policy -- 2. Summaries of pesticide-related legislation -- 3. Terms of reference -- 4. Summary of submissions to the Ministry for the Environment -- 5. Submissions received and persons consulted by Lincoln College -- 6. Evaluating the IPM process -- 7. "Organic" production levels and potentials in New Zealand -- 8. Reported spray drift cases -- 9. Pesticides and the New Zealand beekeeping industry -- 10. A possible hazard rating system -- 11. Off-label use and dumping requests --12. Pesticide-related environmental studies, reports and cases -- 13. Examples of residue contamination incidents -- 14. Occupational and public health: pesticide-related reports, poisonings and other cases -- 15. Abbreviations and glossary.

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