February 26, 2017

Toxins

Under control?

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Do the laws regulating pesticide use in Britain really protect our health and environment? This article was written as the Introduction to The Pesticide Conspiracy by Robert van den Bosch (April 1980, Doubleday, reprinted November 1989, University of California Press). It was also published in The Ecologist Vol. 10 No. 3, March 1980. In the […]

The scapegoat principle

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A leading article for The Ecologist Vol. 10 No. 3, March 1980, by The Editors. Republished in The Doomsday Funbook (Jon Carpenter Books, February 2006). See ordering information for the Funbook. The phenoxy herbicides are a group that includes 2,4,5-T and 2,4,D. Of the two, 2,4,D is by far the biggest money spinner. According to […]

Pesticides create pests

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Published in The Ecologist Vol. 10 No. 3, March 1980. Shell chemicals currently run an advertisement which states that 30 percent of the world’s crops is consumed by pests. The implication is clear: more and more pesticides must be bought from Shell to spray over the world’s crops in order to make more food available […]

Letter to the directors of FAO

The Ecologist (Vol 21 No 2 - March - April 1991)

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation is pursuing with zeal its aim to increase African meat and livestock production through the mass spraying of insecticide, intended to eradicate the tsetse fly. The most probable outcome is famine and the decimation of Africa’s wildlife. See also “FAO’s projections for livestock”. Published in The Ecologist Vol. 6 […]

Asbestos and cancer

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Mr W. P. Howard, Secretary of The Asbestos Information Committee has written to us attempting to refute the statement made in The Ecologist Vol. 3 No. 1 (“Asbestos and cancer”), to the effect that “low levels of asbestos in the air increase the risk of cancer to the general public”. This is our response. A […]

So far, so good

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A leading article for The Ecologist Vol. 1 No. 16, October 1971. Republished in The Doomsday Funbook (Jon Carpenter Books, February 2006). See ordering information for the Funbook. The experts assure us that current levels of lead in our air and water are safe. Scientific endeavour, it would appear, is something that confers on a […]

DDT Lunacy

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A most revealing letter appeared in the November 27th 1970 issue of Science. It emphasised the fact that DDT is addictive and that an addicted area can never do without it again—as this poison, by its very nature, must destroy all natural controls. The experience of Ceylon is particularly illustrative. As soon as its use […]

Is pesticide science based on false assumptions?

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A leading article for The Ecologist Vol. 1 No. 5, November 1970. Republished in The Doomsday Funbook (Jon Carpenter Books, February 2006). See ordering information for the Funbook. The scientist is under attack. His image is deteriorating fast. No more do we see a benevolent sage whose infinite wisdom is leading to man’s conquest of […]