On endosulfan

Piece in The Guardian about endosulfan. I have no idea whether the stuff is as bad as he says it is but I do think that this is his motivating line:

Meanwhile, farming communities across Africa, Asia and South America are constantly pushed deeper into poverty by poisonings caused by the world\’s colossal pesticide industry.

That might even be true as well, although we\’d probably like to offset against those poisoned those who live because they have enough to eat….

2 comments on “On endosulfan

  1. “offset against those poisoned those who live because they have enough to eat….’

    Nah, don’t you know that food is for fuel now, not feeding poor people?

  2. There is no inevitable contradiction between food security and chemical agriculture. Pesticides can be used safely and judiciously. Industry-motivated attacks on versatile and economic generics such as Endosulfan vitiate the forum for sustainable productivity on the farm front. Independent India has achieved such consistent and widespread growth in agricultural production that all arm-chair criticism of third-world strife to shake-off colonial yokes is irrelevant and immoral.

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