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PX Eliezer7
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Re: Any Canadian farmers care to comment?

said by Ian:

The HuffPo piece mentions the famous "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson, without noting that it's one of the most infamous cases of Junk Science being used as a policy tool.

I'm sure that with 50 years hindsight we see that her work is not 100 percent perfect.

But junk science?!

And please don't blame her for malaria. The DDT rules in the US did not apply to Africa, and even the US rules had exemptions....

If we had kept on using DDT like water, it would have created even more of a problem of insect resistance, the same as happens with these crops, the same that happens with antibiotics, etc.