The Myths of Safe Pesticides, by Andre Leu

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Book Spotlight: The Myths of Safe Pesticides

The Tour

We are so pleased to join the virtual book tour for The Myths of Safe Pesticides AND Poisoning Our Children.  Both are touring with iRead Book Tours, from mid-March through mid-April.  Important information for parents especially, but really for everyone.  Do take a look at some of the stops along the tour for articles, reviews and more.
This is a book you’ll want to share with others as well.  You can check out the spotlight for Poisoning Our Children here on Jaquo as well.
Enjoy!

Book Details:

Book Title: The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 168 pages
Genre: Educational / Nature / Science
Publisher: Acres USA
Release date: September 15, 2014
Tour dates: March 12 to April 13, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present the peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.

Leu translates technical jargon into layman’s terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use: independent scientific analysis shows that pesticides are not at all as safe as industry leaders and regulatory agencies claim. The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture, and thereby the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides, but Leu warns that human health is at great risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.

Learn about:
The “Rigorously Tested” Myth
The “Very Small Amount” Myth
The “Breakdown” Myth
The “Reliable Regulatory Authority” Myth
The “Pesticides Are Essential to Farming” Myth

 

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Watch André Leu discuss a better way to grow our food:
About the Author:

André Leu is a longtime organic farmer in Australia and a director of Regeneration International. He served as president of IFOAM Organics International from 2011 to 2017. He speaks widely and regularly testifies to governments and NGOs worldwide on pesticide safety and policy. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Myths of Safe Pesticides.

Connect with the publisher: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Author’s Twitter

 

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BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

March 12 – XoXo Book Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
March 13 – #redhead.with.book – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 14 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 15 – This and That Book Blog – book spotlight / guest post
March 16 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Poisoning Our Children
March 19 – #redhead.with.book – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
March 20 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / gw
March 21 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 22 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – review of Poisoning
our Children / giveaway
March 23 – Paulette’s Papers – spotlight both books / guest post / giveaway
March 26 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 28 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 29 – Fantastic Feathers – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 2 – Svetlana’s Reads and Views – review of Poisoning Our Children
April 3 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – book spotlight / guest post
April 5 – Julie’s Bookshelf – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 5 – Sahar’s Blog – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
April 6 – Bookworm for Kids – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 9 – Bookworm for Kids – review of Poisoning Our Children / interview / giveaway
April 10 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 11 – One Frugal Girl – review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 12 – Sahar’s Blog – review of Poisoning Our Children
April 13 – One Frugal Girl – review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 13 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Poisoning Our Children / guest post

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Alzheimers HQ and Simple Living Ideas

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