Thursday, April 20, 2017

Monsanto, Maker of DDT, and Dow Chemical, Maker of Agent Orange, Are Doing it Again

© Shaun Best

Dow Chemical is pressuring Trump Administration regulators to withdraw biological findings that show three insecticides used on America’s fruit and vegetables are toxic for nearly all threatened and endangered animals and plants, according to documents.

The revelation comes from letters obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity, which show Dow’s lawyers asking the Trump administration and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw the findings finalized in January that confirmed the toxicity of the three organophosphate pesticides - chlorpyrifos, malathion and diazinon. Lawyers argue in the letters dated April 13, the scientific findings are fundamentally flawed. 

Dow’s message is clear: Corporate profits are more important than even the most common-sense measures to protect endangered animals and plants from harmful pesticides,”said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

RT:  Dow Chem pushes regulators to scuttle findings of pesticide study - report

"The Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson was published in 1962 and the ban on DDT started as a result of it.  Over fifty years later, its lethal effects are still not entirely gone.  (WIKI:  DDT / Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)

Monsanto owns Dow Chemical now so it's really the same malevolent organization and DDT wasn't enough since they also made Agent Orange and proved, indisputably, they don't have the faintest regard for the consequences of their products.  The collateral death from the aggregated efforts of that demonic organization is incalculable.

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