By Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan
Of America's so much proficient activists group as much as convey a daring and hilarious satire of contemporary environmental coverage during this totally illustrated photograph novel. The U.S. executive provides robotic machines from area permission to consume the earth in trade for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his buddies from a company animal-testing laboratory. And little ladies work out the key to saving the realm from either one of its enemies (and it isn't by utilizing energy-efficient mild bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the area Burns will encourage you to do no matter what it takes to forestall ecocide prior to it's too past due.
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Meanwhile, the full toxicological picture of DBCP was still emerging in the corporate and university laboratories where scientists studied the chemical. In June 1958, a paper bearing the mundane title “Dibromochloropropane: 50 Vapor Exposures and Ancillary Blood Studies” detailed some of the most Ro o t s of Op t i m i s m a n d A n x i e t y • 35 disturbing DBCP results yet. 107 The report unambiguously spelled out the effect of the chemical on the testicles. Four groups of 15 rats had been exposed to increasing levels of DBCP; a fifth group was unexposed.
The first chemical widely adopted for nematode control was chloropicrin. S. 7 But the inexpensive chloropicrin supply was running out by the 1940s, and pineapple cultivation was becoming even more important to agroindustrialists in Hawaii. S. government as a wartime necessity. 9 But those chemicals had their own limitations—they killed not only nematodes but plants as well, and so both DD and EDB had to be applied to soil well before planting. A new chemical was needed to fully secure the uninterrupted commercial production of the lucrative crop.
Nematodes can be controlled by application of nematicides. 4. Control results in increased crop yields. 5. With crops of moderate to high value per acre, the selling price of the yield increase is 4 to 5 times the cost of the nematicide and its application. 6. 37 Shell and Dow attempted this “persuasion” through a varied marketing campaign that mobilized the themes of control and abundance using the language of science. 22 • c h a p t e r on e Shell’s marketing, in particular, linked the new product with the power and authority of science.