Sunday, 27 August 2006

Are We in The Dark Ages?

"Crop-duster" at work in Manitoba. PinP photo. This plane sprayed the harsh and dangerous pesticide Lorsban this summer, right along a country road where children played moments before, near Roblin, Manitoba.

Fear of being shunned for opposing "progress," many concerned people will not speak up about such outrages. Farm papers who count on lucratice advertising from the chemical manufacturers, stay similarly silent. 

"When the planes still swoop down to aerial spray a crop, in order to kill a predator insect with pesticides, we are in the Dark Ages of commerce.
Maybe one thousandth of this aerial insecticide actually hits the target insect. What is good for the balance sheet is wasteful of resources and harmful of life."Paul Hawken, "The Ecology of Commerce." 1993

Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur to the environment

PHYS ORG A PinP photo. Historically, coal-fired power plants were the largest source of reactive sulfur, a component of acid rain, ...