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Neem: A Tree For Solving Global Problems

by Report Of An Ad Hoc Panel Of The Board Of Science And Technology For International Development

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The National Research Council is made up of members of the National Academy of Sciences. They undertook to study the incredible potential of the neem tree. This book is the report of their findings. Spanning a wide range of practical applications, neem was found to be extremely valuable as an insecticidal agent, a medicinal product and as an industrial component. The studies that are discussed in the book show that neem is one of the most valuable natural resources to solve a wide variety of global issues and concerns. The book contains extensive information including citations, safety tests and resources for follow up.

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EUGENE B. SHULTZ, JR., Chairman, is professor of engineering and applied science at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and director of the Bioresources Development Group at Washington University. He earned his B.S. degree in chemistry at Principia College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. For 10 years, he was involved in research and development on solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels at the Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, conducting laboratory and engineering?economic studies. He spent 15 years at Principle College, serving as chairman of the department of chemistry and as Kent H. Smith Professor of Chemistry. Since joining Washington University in 1979, his principal interests have included global environmental problems, Third World issues, and unconventional bioresources, mainly the development of renewable energy and appropriate tech? nology, and the management of technological innovation in the Third World. In 1987, as a Fulbright researcher, he studied unconventional crops for food oils, high protein, fuel alcohol, and nontoxic botanic insect?control extracts at the University of Costa Rica. He has written numerous papers on dried roots for solid fuel and for fermentation to fuel alcohol and on unconventional seeds as new sources of edible and industrial oils. Currently, he serves as associate editor of Economic Botany for processing and utilization of economic plants. In 1991, he was elected both president?elect of the Association of Arid Lands Studies and program chair for its 1992 annual meeting. He also served on the program committee for the 1991 annual meeting of the Africa Studies Association.



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