Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup

Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup: Humans need a pesticides-free future. We need to appeal to all politicians all over the world to ban permanently and without exception all pesticides. Glyphosate represents all pesticides. Our message and policies should be telling agribusiness companies enough is enough: no more death rain!



Pesticides are chemical weapons. They were brought to market under
the cover of questionable and often fraudulent science and regulation.
They are maintained in farming under the false pretense of feeding the
world. They are danger itself; they are biocides. They are simply the
money lubricants of giant agriculture. They serve no public purpose. We
don’t need them.


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Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D., is a former EPA analyst. He is the
author of hundreds of articles and several books, including “Poison
Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” (with McKay
Jenkins, Bloomsbury Press, 2014).




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