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21. Opinion: From Hiroshima to Fukushima and back

(Web Page; Wed Mar 23 09:34:00 CDT 2011)

Settled agriculture began about 12,000 years ago. If human children are still born and play on a hospitable planet in another 12,000 years, it will be because we succeeded in eradicating the terror of nuclear weapons and preventing...

Description: Settled agriculture began about 12,000 years ago. If human children are still born and play on a hospitable planet in another 12,000 years, it will be because we succeeded in eradicating the terror of nuclear weapons and preventing runaway climate change. Twelve thousand years is not very long really.

22. Kristin Schafer

(Web Page; Tue Feb 25 14:17:00 CST 2014)

Kristin Schafer Before joining PAN in 1996, Kristin worked for the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Agriculture program, as a communications specialist for the U.S. EPA, and as an agro-forestry extension officer with the ...

Description: Before joining PAN in 1996, Kristin worked for the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Agriculture program, as a communications specialist for the U.S. EPA, and as an agro-forestry extension officer with the Peace Corps in Kenya.

23. What’s Behind the Wholesome Image of the American Family Farmer?

(Web Page; Thu Feb 24 14:57:00 CST 2011)

By Brad Heavner This essay is in response to: How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals? “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent...

Description: The idea that American agriculture would one day be dominated by “moneyed corporations” would have been unthinkable to Thomas Jefferson – the man who, more than any other American, defined the nation’s farmers as the paragons of republican virtue.

24. The Health Costs of Our Food Production System: Pesticide Exposure and Effects on Farmers, Farm Workers, and Rural Residents

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 15:01:00 CDT 2011)

By Susan Kegley, PhD This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? Our current conventional agricultural system relies heavily on synthetic pestic...

Description: Our current conventional agricultural system relies heavily on synthetic pesticides, and when pesticide exposure is mentioned, the first thought that may come to mind is pesticide residues on food.

25. Harvey Wiley’s Contemporary Vision

(Web Page; Mon Apr 09 13:07:00 CDT 2012)

By Bernard Weiss, PhD This essay is in response to the question: How does the environment influence brain development? What are the exposures of greatest concern? What is the latest science and how can we translate that science into pro...

Description: Picture a dining room where twelve young men, in suits and ties, await a meal. At one, an older man presides over the group. The year is 1902. The older man is Harvey Washington Wiley, chief chemist of the Bureau of Chemistry of the Department of Agriculture.

26. An Assessment of the Extent of Projected Global Famine Resulting From Limited, Regional Nuclear War

(Web Page; Thu Sep 12 10:18:00 CDT 2013)

The recent study by Robock et al on the climatic consequences of regional nuclear war shows that even a “limited” nuclear conflict, involving as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would have global implications with significan...

Description: Even a “limited” nuclear conflict would have global implications with significant cooling of the earth's surface and decreased precipitation in many parts of the world, and even a modest, sudden decline in agricultural production could trigger significant increases in the prices for basic foods and hoarding on a global scale, both of which would make food inaccessible to poor people in much of the world.

27. 100 nuclear explosions - a billion people starve to death

(Web Page; Tue Jul 11 10:29:00 CDT 2017)

A new IPPNW study released today at the annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago offers compelling scientific evidence that most of the nuclear arsenals in the world —whether large or small—threaten everyone on Earth. T...

Description: A new IPPNW study released today at the annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago offers compelling scientific evidence that most of the nuclear arsenals in the world —whether large or small—threaten everyone on Earth. The consequences for global agriculture of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, for example, would be so severe and long lasting that we must now fundamentally change our thinking about nuclear weapons and redouble our efforts to eliminate them, according to the study’s author, Ira Helfand.

28. Nuclear famine comes to Oslo

(Web Page; Wed Jul 12 10:19:00 CDT 2017)

As the second session of the conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened, the co-chair, Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, the Director General of the South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, noted the ...

Description: As the second session of the conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons opened, the co-chair, Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, the Director General of the South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, noted the findings of climate scientists such as Alan Robock, who is here with us, and of IPPNW co-president Ira Helfand, to the effect that even a limited nuclear war would cause global climate disruption and an agricultural crisis that would have catastrophic consequences for her own continent of Africa. Her remarks could have come right out of IPPNW’s report Nuclear Famine. This was exactly the right way to frame a session on the long term consequences of the use of nuclear weapons.

29. Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?

(Web Page; Fri Jun 30 13:50:00 CDT 2017)

In "Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?" researchers report that the climatic effects of a "limited" nuclear war between Pakistan and India would cut crop production worldwide, putting up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation...

Description: PSR's new, updated report on the global impacts of limited nuclear war on agriculture, food supplies, and human nutrition.

30. Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP

(Web Page; Mon Nov 26 09:13:00 CST 2012)

Biographical Sketch Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health at Portland State University and senior physician at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Hospital. He serves on the Board of Advi...