TY - CHAP A1 - George Afrane A2 - Augustine Ntiamoah ED1 - Margarita Stoytcheva Y1 - 2011-10-05 PY - 2011 T1 - Use of Pesticides in the Cocoa Industry and Their Impact on the Environment and the Food Chain N2 - This book is a compilation of 29 chapters focused on: pesticides and food production, environmental effects of pesticides, and pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The first book section addresses the benefits of the pest control for crop protection and food supply increasing, and the associated risks of food contamination. The second book section is dedicated to the effects of pesticides on the non-target organisms and the environment such as: effects involving pollinators, effects on nutrient cycling in ecosystems, effects on soil erosion, structure and fertility, effects on water quality, and pesticides resistance development. The third book section furnishes numerous data contributing to the better understanding of the pesticides mobility, transport and fate. The addressed in this book issues should attract the public concern to support rational decisions to pesticides use. BT - Pesticides in the Modern World SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/17921 DO - 10.5772/17921 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-24 ER -