Category Archives: pesticides

Rounded Up, But Definitely Not Ready

  Rounded Up, But Definitely Not Ready The first verdict came in August 2018 when a San Francisco jury told Monsanto that it had to pay $289 million in damages to a Dewayne Johnson who developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma after years … Continue reading

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Slipcover the World

Slipcover the World If given the choice, most people would not wash their hands with a pesticide even if it assured them a squeaky clean, bacteria-free experience. Yet every day in kitchens and bathrooms across America, people are unwittingly doing … Continue reading

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When Chemicals Combine

When Chemicals Combine It’s a tenet of the modern age that if you are alive and thriving on our planet, walking around in a “meat suit” — to steal a term from the TV show, “Supernatural” — you are likely … Continue reading

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Home Is Where Your Honey Bee

[I previously posted a version of this essay in my former blog.] I never really thought much about bees other than the ones hiding in my soda can during family picnics and never had that warm fuzzy space in my … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring When Rachel Carson penned Silent Spring, first published in 1962, she probably had no idea that it would be one of the most influential books of the modern environmental movement. A smart, savvy scientist, Carson wrote the seminal … Continue reading

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Don’t care about spots on my apples…

Don’t care about spots on my apples… Today, in a magnanimous and demonstrated show of concern for the health and wellbeing of the citizens of our nation, for their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a toxin-free happiness, … Continue reading

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Why the Environment Matters

Why the Environment Matters An open letter to the ladies of the JLL: When I was a kid growing up in the 1970’s, rivers were catching on fire, gas and industry’s smoke stacks spewed lead into the air, and pesticides … Continue reading

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