Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

by jeeg 14. December 2012 23:10
How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point wher... [More]

Dow Corn, Resistant to a Weed Killer, Runs Into Opposition

by jeeg 26. April 2012 19:07
To Jody Herr, it was a telltale sign that one of his tomato fields had been poisoned by 2,4-D, the powerful herbicide that was an ingredient in Agent Orange, the Vietnam War defoliant. “The leaves had curled and the plants were kind of twisting rather than growing straight,” Mr... [More]
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