Environmental Politics and Law: Risk and Law: Pesticide Paradigm (Lecture 9 of 24) Yale | Spring 2010

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Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255)

The lecture charts the evolution of pesticide regulation in the United States. The evolution of the management and regulation of pesticides reflects changes in scientific understanding of pesticides as well as changes in human values. As technology allowed for testing of pesticides at smaller and smaller concentrations, restrictions on pesticide use grew. The government's growing understanding of cumulative risk also has led to changes in pesticide testing and regulation.

  • 00:00 - Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Relationship between Risk and Law
  • 06:07 - Chapter 2. Evolution of Food and Pesticide Law: 1906 -- Present
  • 21:44 - Chapter 3. FIFRA Amendments, EPA's Founding and Dietary Diversity
  • 33:54 - Chapter 4. Fractured Science, Fractured Law
  • 40:41 - Chapter 5. Pesticide Law: A Sequence of Changing Regulatory Priorities

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

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

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