Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Poisoners and Their Accomplices

The Poisoners and Their Accomplices:

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
by E.G. Vallianatos and McKay Jenkins,
(Bloomsbury Press)

Poison Spring follows on the tracks of a massive story of deceit, corruption, lies, fear, cover-ups, fascism, i.e., the collusion of corporations with the government, and falsehoods that started to be told over 60 years ago in 1962 by Rachel Carson, a chemist, in Silent Spring, which warned of an impending collapse and death of our country's and planet's bio-systems due to the gratuitous use of chemicals, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides in our agriculture. Rachel Carson described a world without the excited celebration of spring, voided of birdsong and the rustling of animals anxiously preparing for another season of new life and renewal.

Sixty years later, we are no better off. In fact, as shown in this remarkable new book,Poison Spring, we are worse off. Silent Spring has turned into Poison Spring.

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