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Authors: Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D.

NUTR 241B SAMPLE QUIZ 1 PLANT PEST INTERACTION

  1. Congratulations! You have just invented a new pesticide. It is now time to go to the government for approval. What are the steps you will have to follow?

  1. The maxim “children are not little adults” was the rallying cry behind passage of the 1996 pesticide law. In what way was the regulatory regime for pesticides changed to account for children?

  1. Pretty, Vorley, and Keeney write: “Pesticides may be the cause of some aspects of agriculture’s unsustainability, but they are more likely to be a consequence of forces on agriculture which are generating a whole range of social and environmental outcomes, which themselves are seen by many observers to be inherently unsustainable.” Briefly describe three such forces.