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Towards a Generalizable Measure of the Value of a Change in Pesticide Use

By Olha Sydorovych and Michele C. Marra

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This study develops a comparable measure of pesticide risks. Based on revealed preference method an index system is developed for individual pesticides combining the information on different environmental and health risks. A data obtained from a survey of U.S. farmers has revealed that on average the adoption of Roundup Ready soybeans results in reduced toxicity of herbicides.Risk and Uncertainty,

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