Anti-Pesticide Attack on Science

news_views_icon“Atrazine And The Forever War On Science,” By Hank Campbell.pesticide_apply
I’ll tell you up front, I am not a big fan of chemicals. It’s not that I have chemophobia, or any science-phobia, I instead have that special sort of elitism that is available to people who have just been lucky enough to not need chemicals. I don’t even like to take aspirin and I have that luxury because I haven’t needed to take any drugs for a recurring condition, so it’s really easy for me to embrace such naturalistic posturing. When it comes to food, if I had my way, nothing my family eats would be grown, processed, killed, cleaned or cooked by any hands but mine.  Like most of you, I can feel that way because I was lucky enough to be born in one of the most agriculturally rich places on Earth. Yet I know the rest of the world is not so lucky. For the rest of the world, there is one great equalizer: science. Science can make things grow where they otherwise might not, science can prevent pests and weeds from ravaging yields on small farms. Read more.

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