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What is the proper balance between crop protection and environmental and public health considerations? AEI scholar Jon Entine explores this question in a new edited volume, Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution? (AEI Press, February 2011). As of January 1, 2011, the European Union (EU) began phasing in a ban on twenty-two herbicides and pesticides--about 15 percent of the EU agricultural chemical market--and similar measures are reportedly under consideration by the US Environmental Protection Agency and regulatory bodies in other industrialized nations. At the same time, many agricultural policy experts and scientists are challenging these restrictions. They contend that such rules will cause food prices to spike, jeopardize food safety and efforts to combat airborne diseases such as malaria, disrupt international trade, and threaten environmental conservation. Please join us for a lively discussion of these issues.