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Re: Vermont 01

  One of the biggest problems with pesticides is the pests develop a resistance to one,

  then more powerful pesticides are produced and so on. It never ends, there's many

  other ways too increase overall crop production.



posted by Vermont01 on March 2, 2015 at 6:50 AM | link to this | reply


i am ashamed to report that i read the silent spring first at the age of 69.  my grandchildren read it before me.  i do not know how my family got environmentally responsible because i never thought much about it......but my grandmother did, she was the first recycler i knew.  now i recycle and compost and am trying to do my part.

posted by jeansaw on March 1, 2015 at 5:12 PM | link to this | reply

Good for Rachel Carson.  And, thank you for sharing this with us.

posted by TAPS. on March 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM | link to this | reply


  Many of my heroes are heroines.

posted by Vermont01 on March 1, 2015 at 6:48 AM | link to this | reply

I love stories of Amazing and Powerful woman.  I wish I had not wasted so much of my time in life.

Maybe someone has time to fight the companies that make Doggie Treats with red die in them that causes seizures in dogs.  Very small dogs are most vulnerable, but if bad for one then bad for all.

posted by Inside_The_Purple_Purse on March 1, 2015 at 6:05 AM | link to this | reply

Vermont 01

Thus, although pesticides are valuable for agriculture, they also can cause serious harm. Indeed, the question may be asked—what would crop losses be if insecticides were not used in the U.S., and readily available nonchemical controls were substituted? The best estimate is that only another 5 percent of the nation's food would be lost.

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Good post, interesting.

posted by WileyJohn on February 28, 2015 at 8:01 PM | link to this | reply

great post and re my post...only if you paint a face on it. I am doing my own thing. Not Australian  aboriginal, not European but sort of a combination but no face.

posted by Kabu on February 28, 2015 at 5:28 PM | link to this | reply

I learned about Silent Spring back in college, when I took Insects in Our World.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on February 28, 2015 at 5:20 PM | link to this | reply

Years ago my cat, Sugar, died from licking her kittens who had gotten into a neighbors freshly sprayed bushes....I have hated pesticides since.  I would like to live as chemical-free as possible, but I'm afraid I am also a very lazy person....so the truth is I end up very hit and miss.

posted by Krisles on February 28, 2015 at 3:38 PM | link to this | reply

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