[permaculture] Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 15:23:40 EDT 2015


[SANET-MG] Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup

Dear Friends and Colleagues

Published today (Friday 17th July) on Independent Science News:

Title: Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup
by Evaggelos Vallianatos

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Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D., is a former EPA analyst. He is the author of
hundreds of articles and several books, including “Poison Spring: The
Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” (with McKay Jenkins, Bloomsbury
Press, 2014).
Synopsis: The modern controversy over Roundup (glyphosate) and the
documentation of its effects on humans, animals and soils, has much in
common with that over DDT fifty years ago. In particular, it recapitulates
attempts to sideline critics and the ongoing delusion of control of the
natural world that informs modern agricultural practices.

The author, Evaggelos Vallianatos, is a former EPA analyst.

Please enjoy and share.

Yours sincerely

Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA


jrlatham at bioscienceresource.org
Skype: jonathanlatham2
Tel: 1-607-319-0279

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opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those
who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible
government which is the true ruling power of our country.”—Edward Bernays,

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