Accession Number:

ADA106841

Title:

Grain Fumigation: A Multifaceted Issue Needing Coordinated Attention.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Grain fumigation is a broad subject, influencing the efficiency of grain marketing and encompassing environmental, consumer and worker protection, transportation, and food issues. Despite many years of using fumigants to eradicate insect pests from grain and grain products, and despite the involvement of many government agencies in various facets of this activity, fumigant problems remain and much still needs to be learned about fumigants and their effects. Many of the problems and questions about fumigants arise because they are toxic substances and can harm not only insects but humans as well. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE