Pandemonium: How Globalization and Trade are Putting the World at Risk

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2007 - Bioterrorism - 306 pages
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Is the pace and scale of global trade endangering our livestock, hospitals and waterways?
  • How vulnerable is our food to bacterial, viral and fungal invaders?
  • Do certain trade goods cause more biological trouble than others?
  • And - most importantly - how can we do things differently?
  • Whether it's pandemics like avian flu, the potential loss of most of the world's banana crops to disease, or the devastation of a foot-and-mouth epidemic, the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic in all living things invites disaster.

    While we enjoy our twenty-first century global lifestyle - international travel, cheap imported cars, summer fruits in the supermarket year-round thanks to global food sourcing - it's all too easy to forget the downside.

    Pandemonium is a vital guide to the hidden consequences of globalization.

    Continue those preparations and protect what is uniquely yours: Australia.


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