I was a young fellow when Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring burst on the global landscape. Humanity banned DDT — and replaced it with worse.
I’ve been saying for years that the flood of poisons we immerse the planet in is as bad a problem as climate change. Here is more proof.
A long term Japanese study has just been published. It is behind a paywall. There is a project to make all knowledge freely available, and as usual, I went to their index, but guess what. Someone has hacked it, and it’s no longer available. “Business is business, and business must grow, regardless of crummies in tummies, you know!”
So, I need to rely on the report in Ecowatch without having personally assessed the paper. Still, author Jordan Davidson has a track record of accurate reporting.
Here goes. As soon as pesticides were sprayed on rice fields, all life in a nearby lake suffered, from the microscopic to the fish people eat. There has been close correlation between pesticide use and the sickness of life in the lake.
Makes sense. Little fishy things eat insects. Water runoff contains the poison, and goes into the lake, right?
This is an excellent local study. What applies there, applies everywhere.
Bayer-Monsanto, and their entire industry, are guilty of ecocide.