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84,974. One hundred and forty-nine persons in California alone have now become ill with hundreds of more cases suspected in four other Western states and Canada from eating water melons contaminated with the pesticide. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) News report
84,975. In the town of MacFarland there have been twelve case of cancer among children. Six of those children have died. There’s a growing suspicion that it’s connected with the spraying of chemicals. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) BBC News
84,976. Today there are more than three hundred and fifty pesticides approved for use by conventional farmers ... The latest results show that about 40% of food does have traces of pesticide but less than 3% are found to contravene safety levels. The question is then, How do we know that the agreed level is safe? (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Horizon: Professor Regan’s Supermarket Secrets
84,977. By the 1970s it was clear that pesticides were devastating wildlife by crippling reproductive ability and wrecking nervous systems. And we were at the top of the food chain. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Dr Susan Jebb: Horizon: A Diet Guide, BBC 2010
84,978. Many pesticides were banned in the 1970s. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) ibid.
84,979. EPA rule loophole allows pesticide testing on kids. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) SFGate.com citing article Andrew Schneider 15th September 2005 Baltimore Sun
84,980. The poison travels from link to link of the food chain and soon the birds at the lake margins become its victims. And the following spring is silent of Robin song. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Rachael Carson, author Silent Spring
84,985. A Who’s Who of pesticides is therefore of concern to us all. If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones – we had better know something about their nature and their power. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
84,981. Danger of pesticides – the debt to Rachel Carson. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Dr Kenneth Mellanby, article
84,982. Government scientists accused her of reckless misinterpretation of scientific facts. And in a sinister echo of the McCarthy era a politician simply branded her a communist. The intensity of the attacks on Rachel Carson were compared directly to the assault on Charles Darwin when he published On the Origin of Species. (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Andrew Marr, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
84,983. In the early 1960s just before the environmental movement took off zoologist Rachel Carson wrote a book saying that pesticides were killing wild birds and were potentially harmful to humans. The book became an international best-seller – Silent Spring. (Pesticide & Bee & Pharmaceutics) What the Green Movement Got Wrong
51,497. One pesticide in particular became the target: DDT. It was dangerously sprayed outside indiscriminately. But used inside in small quantities it was very effective against malaria. Environmentalists campaigned for governments around the world to ban it. What nobody realised at the time was the unintended consequences that might have. (Environment & Malaria & Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) ibid.
84,984. Pesticides came about after the first world war. Some brainy petrochemical money maker said, ‘Hey, that mustard gas worked great on people, maybe we could dilute it down and spray it on our crops to deal with pests.’ (Pesticide & Pharmaceutics) Woody Harrelson
99,518. Organosphates: ‘The farm workers were pretty alarmed.’ (Food & Pharmaceuticals & Farm & Pesticide) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s6e1, worker
99,519. Organophosphates were actually developed by the Nazis … cheap food thanks to the Nazis! (Food & Pharmaceuticals & Farm & Pesticide) ibid.
100,310. [Thomas] Midgley [CFCs] … part of a golden age of chemistry in the thirties. (Pharmaceutics & Pesticide) Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box IV: Goodbye, Mrs Ant
100,311. The American army began mass-producing CFCs … It killed insects: it was called DDT. (Pharmaceutics & Pesticide) ibid.
100,312. Many other species of wildlife were being harmed. (Pharmaceutics & Pesticide) ibid.
100,313. The first serious public attack on the use of pesticides came from Rachel Carson. (Pharmaceutics & Pesticide) ibid.
102,332. Last month the university of San Francisco made an alarming discovery: that 93% of Americans tested had traces of the chemical called Glyphosate in their urine … the main ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship product Round Up, a pesticide sprayed all over almost every acre of food ground. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) Abby Martin, The Empire Files: Monsanto, America’s Monster, Youtube 2016
102,333. Monsanto Town: ‘created to be a sewer’. Today, it’s a toxic wasteland. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) ibid.
102,334. Industrial chemicals called PCBs … Monsanto is also responsible for irradiating American citizens … on pregnant women and their unborn babies. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) ibid.
102,335. Monsanto produced plane-loads of one of the world’s first pesticides: DDT. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) ibid.
102,336. The military’s top producer of a deadly chemical weapon known as Agent Orange. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) ibid.
102,337. The new chapter … Aspartame … a growing health controversy … Rumsfeld joined Reagan’s administration. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons & Aspartame) ibid.
124,321. The vast majority of genetically modified crops are engineered to make it easier for farmers to kill weeds. (GM Food & Sick & Pesticide) Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, 2012
124,322. Round-Up & Birth Defects: Is the Public Being Kept in the Dark? (GM Food & Sick & Pesticide) ibid. EarthOpenSource online article
102,338. Every administration has worked closely with Monsanto … Obama has been one of the most pro-Monsanto presidents so far. (Big Pharma & Pesticides & Poison & Bio-Chemical Weapons) ibid.