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.