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aRachelCarson“As crude a weapon as the cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life – a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of striking back in unexpected ways. These extraordinary capacities of life have been ignored by the practitioners of chemical control who have brought to their task no “high-minded orientation,” no humility before the vast forces with which they tamper.”

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 1962

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The number of acres of farmland estimated to be affected by herbicide resistant “superweeds” in the US.

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The Pesticide Action Network is an international organization of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) promoting sustainable alternatives to pesticides. The organization works to replace hazardous chemical pesticides with sustainable and equitable alternatives in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens. They seek change in policy and practices at home and overseas, and support projects bringing real economic, health and environmental benefits to the developing world.

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rachel_carson“The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.”

Rachel Carson
Biologist, Writer, Ecologist: 1907-1964

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