The use of spices and medicinals as bioactive protectants for grains. 239 pp. In: FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 137. FAO: Rome.
Opinion now favours a shift away from the reliance on conventional insecticides towards the use of more natural, sustainable methods of protecting crops from insect damage. This bulletin considers alternatives which could be used as storage grain protectants, concentrating particularly on plants which have found other uses as food spices or for medical application.