reply to urbanriot
Re: Organic Food.. same as non organic?
said by urbanriot:
A wikipedia article on DDT states the book "questioned the logic of releasing large amounts of chemicals into the environment without fully understanding their effects on ecology or human health". That seems ridiculously sensible and intelligent.
It's also a gross over-simplification. Not uncommon to Wikipedia.
Any claim that the root of a problem is simple should be treated the same as a claim that the root of a problem is Bigfoot. Simplicity and Bigfoot are found in the real world with about the same frequency. David Wong
said by Ian:Agreed, that was my point in relaying that his post seemed grossly exaggerated to one side.
It's also a gross over-simplification.
It's good that this person's book motivated people to use their brains but it's bad that it may have increased the death toll of malaria in areas that have such issues. Fortunately technology is catching up with alternative ways of fighting malaria than blanket DDT spraying.