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Atrazine in US Drinking Water Found Widespread

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Atrazine in US Drinking Water Found Widespread


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A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which means that it affects human and animal hormones...
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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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One more example of why I support a move away from industrialized-corporate-agriculture back towards local-organic-community-agriculture.

The chemical input needs (pesticides and fertilizers) of the present day paradigm of agriculture is killing everything it touches, and in a world completely linked across a diversity of scales, this agriculture is linked to everything.

The monoculture production of the industrialized systems is exponentially more prone to both pest infestations and reduced nutrients due to soil depletion creating this chemical dependency.

This is not the first instance where the chemicals used have turned out to be disastrous for the health of both humans and animals, think DDT.

The government, EPA, has been keeping this information under wraps but it is of course bound to come to light.

When will we learn?

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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that stuff makes my water taste like strawberries!
yum!



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by Animal

This is not the first instance where the chemicals used have turned out to be disastrous for the health of both humans and animals, think DDT.



The funny thing is, the talking heads of the chemical industry proudly contend that DDT saved millions of lives by killing of the primary vector of several major diseases, for example malaria, and other hemorrhagic viruses.

Of course, the fact that the poison cost us billions in health care issues after the fact seems a non-issue to them.

They use the same rationale now. Claiming that without their patented technology billions would starve due to crop failures and nutritional shortfalls. The only significant counter to such claims is concrete evidence that crops failed even while being subjected to the chemical baths and insertion of unnaturally developed changes in the crop species itself. That their reported crop yield increases are no more than marketing gimmicks and statistical trickery to encourage hesitant farmers to embrace their product despite the cryptic and often under-reported consequences of the chemicals themselves.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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fear is an excellent motivator, at least that is how many in power see it. you should read the book 'fatal harvest' which documents that fertilizers and pesticides actually contain TOXIC WASTE and the use of this waste is in no way prohibited by any law in the USA.

the agricultural-industrial-complex is a nightmare that needs to be 'put to sleep'.



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