State of Science :: Events & Presentations
Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture -- "Prevention, Not Profit, Should Drive Pest Management"
Author(s): Dr. Charles Benbrook
The Organic Center
The need to focus on prevention rather than treatments with toxic chemicals was the dominate theme addressed in the 2008 Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture delivered December 4, 2008 in London by the Center's Chief Scientist, Dr. Charles Benbrook.
The slides used during the lecture are accessible below, as well as the paper written for the event. The paper appears in the December 2008 issue of the PAN-UK publication "Pesticide News."
The lecture was well attended and received, and triggered a lively 45 minute Q+A session that covered a broad range of pest management issues.