Rise of the Pitchforkers: Can a group of protesters waving farm implements bring about new rules for pesticide use?

Enviros try (again) whipping up fears of atrazine and 2,4-D among farmers.

Lee van der Voo writes at Slate:

It was a typical morning when the helicopter flew by. Neila Owen was milking the goats and tending to her garden in the Coastal Range of Oregon when it passed. She watched the herbicide that trailed it form a cloud on a hill above her home, then drift slowly across the valley. Within hours, a heavy feeling gripped her muscles, then settled into her joints. Vomiting followed arthritic aches. Her menstrual cycle arrived five days early, she says, with pelvic pain that felt like bones splitting. Later, the farm’s fruit trees stood dead in the yard…

Earth to enviros: When you’re blaming something for causing everything, it probably causes nothing.

Read the entire article.

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3 responses to “Rise of the Pitchforkers: Can a group of protesters waving farm implements bring about new rules for pesticide use?

  1. Two observations:
    First, there is no panacea and no anti-panacea.
    Second, when the sheiss hits the fan, don’t stand still downwind.

  2. Wow. This lady has sharp eyes. She can tell it’s a cloud of herbicide just by looking. Sure it wasn’t a mind-controlling chemtrail?

  3. For thoise of you who are skeptical, please go to http://projectagentorange.com

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