Welcome to the Pesticide Trade Lab. We are a group of researchers exploring changes in the geography of global pesticide production, trade and use, and what these changes mean for ecologies and human health. A confluence of economic, social and ecological factors has led to the accelerated adoption of pesticides in diverse agrarian contexts. We combine insights from economic geography, feminist science studies, and political ecology to understand interactions between these agrarian changes and transformations in agrochemical industries.  We are currently focused on three areas of research: (1) new methods to estimate pesticide use under conditions of decline in official statistics; (2) mapping generic herbicide production networks; and (3) analyzing multi-scale regulatory actions targeting glyphosate, the world’s most widely used pesticide.

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